Child Development Resource Connection Peel

Professional Learning

What We Do

The Professional Learning Department at CDRCP provides innovative, inspiring, and relevant learning opportunities for the Child Care and Early Years community. Educators and professionals in the sector participate to enhance their skills, develop new strategies, and learn best  practices from subject matter experts. CDRCP offers a variety of learning opportunities such as e-learning, in-person training and communities of practice. By registering for opportunities, professionals can build their capacity, stay informed and stay connected in their professional learning journeys.  

What's New:

  • Welcome to our newly designed website! With the evolution of our website, we strive to continuously provide the Peel community with high quality and accurate information in a more convenient and timely manner!

Pre-Recorded Webinars:

Spring Update – What Do You Need to Know About Bill 47

Spring Update – What Do You Need to Know About Bill 47

This webinar will explain employment law and the new changes and will help ...
Spring Update – What Employers and Employees Need to Know

Spring Update – What Employers and Employees Need to Know

This webinar talks about different employment issues and gives you an ...
Team Building – Who’s on My Team

Team Building – Who’s on My Team

This webinar will help you to explore what makes a good team.
Enforceable Employment Contracts – Begin With the End in Mind

Enforceable Employment Contracts – Begin With the End in Mind

This webinar will help you to understand the risk and important steps to ...
Win-Win Discipline

Win-Win Discipline

Learn to navigate through progressive discipline to restore a positive ...
Hiring with Intentions

Hiring with Intentions

This webinar will help you to understand your hiring needs based on your ...
Hiring Good Quality Educators

Hiring Good Quality Educators

Learn how to make successful employment offers and attract the best ...
The Importance of Onboarding Orientation

The Importance of Onboarding Orientation

Learn how to welcome your new employees, make them feel satisfied, and ...
Engaging Your Community Online Through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives (part 1)

Engaging Your Community Online Through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives (part 1)

Learn the power of CSR and social networking to build and enhance your ...
Engaging Your Community Online Through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives (part 2)

Engaging Your Community Online Through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives (part 2)

This webinar talks about CSR and explains how CSR is a great investment in ...
Setting Your Culture

Setting Your Culture

How to create a respectful culture to engage your staff and volunteers in ...
Performance Management and Employee Discipline

Performance Management and Employee Discipline

Learn techniques to understand the employee’s challenges and gain ...

Professional Learning FAQ’s

How do I register for a Professional Learning opportunity?

Please visit our online Professional Learning Calendar to register online by using the calendar. All  Professional Learning registrations are to be completed online. PL administrative support is available over  the phone, by email [email protected], or through online CHAT during CDRCP Business Hours. For  technical issues and complex registration processes, please email [email protected] for support.

Who can I contact for additional support?

Email your question(s) to [email protected] and a member of the Professional Learning team will get  back to you within one business day. This includes the support on:  

  • Troubleshooting with accessibility (Ex. logging into your CDRCP account)
  • Resetting account password
  • Fee / Membership Inquiries 

How do I pay for a session, and what forms of payment are accepted?

Sessions are to be paid for at the time of registration via credit card on our website. If you are calling  CDRCP for support with registration, have your Canadian credit card ready for processing. Please note,  our system does not save credit card numbers, card holder name, expiry dates, or cvv digits on the back  of the card.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

If you are unable to attend a workshop or live webinar, it will result in a loss of payment. No refunds will  be provided once you are registered. Participants are welcome to send a replacement staff to take their  spot. This applies to both live webinar and in-person training sessions.  

What is the workshop arrival policy?

All sessions will begin promptly at the noted time indicated in the workshop or webinar description. Please  arrive on time to ensure you do not miss valuable information. 

What happens if the workshop/session I am registered for is cancelled?

If a session is cancelled by CDRCP due to presenter emergency or inclement weather – you will be  notified via the email we have on file, as soon as possible. The session or webinar will be re-scheduled to  a new date if possible and attendees will be notified. If you are unable to attend on the new date, or if we  are unable to re-schedule the session in a timely manner, a credit for the value paid will be issued to the  payee and valid for 3 months. 

What is an Operator Reimbursement form?

Operator Reimbursement forms allocate reimbursement of funds used for professional learning  opportunities for Region of Peel licensed childcare programs offered through CDRCP. Costs are  reimbursed to the operator of centres and are to be used for supply coverage purposes. Forms are to be  completed quarterly, 1 per program and must be submitted by the deadline(s) indicated. Requirements of  what professional learning sessions qualify are indicated on the Operator Reimbursement form itself,  sessions covered include but are not limited to Food handlers’ course, Leadership Forum, Legal Day/  Clinics, Lifelong Learning Conference and First Aid and CPR sessions offered during weekdays.  

How often are sessions released? How do I stay informed?

Professional Learning Opportunities are released in digital booklets quarterly, 4 times a year. Once the  booklet is completed, all live and in-person sessions are added to the Professional Learning Calendar  and registration is opened. To stay informed about all new learning opportunities, subscribe to our mailing  list located here.  

Helpful Resources:

Operator Reimbursement Form (Fillable)

Operator Reimbursement Form (Printable)

Webinar Feedback Form

Professional Learning Reflection Form

Professional Learning Booklet

Lifelong Learing Package (PDF)

Request for Presenters Guidelines

Request for Presenters Form