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

 

  • The Professional Learning Opportunities Booklet for April to June 2024 is out now! Click here to view.
  • Introducing the Early Childhood Essentials Course. Click here to register!
  • Looking for Joint Health and Safety Committee Training? Click here
  • Click below to view our on-demand and upcoming events (in-person and online)

ON-DEMAND WEBINARS (PRE-RECORDED) :

Everyday Science For School Age Children

Everyday Science For School Age Children

During this webinar, you will have an opportunity to view an array of ...
Learning Through Creative Arts: A Webinar for School Age Children

Learning Through Creative Arts: A Webinar for School Age Children

This webinar has been designed to assist with your working knowledge of ...
How Does Learning Happen? Continuing the Conversation in a Changing World

How Does Learning Happen? Continuing the Conversation in a Changing World

This webinar will focus on the Four Foundations of HDLH and provide ...
Schema Play: Noticing and Building Upon Children’s Innate Desires

Schema Play: Noticing and Building Upon Children’s Innate Desires

Come and discover more about what schema play is along with the importance ...
Cut Out the Cut-Outs – The Problem with Themes in Early Childhood Education

Cut Out the Cut-Outs – The Problem with Themes in Early Childhood Education

This webinar will offer support to ECEs on their journey to emergent ...
Every ECE is a LEADER: Discover the leader in you

Every ECE is a LEADER: Discover the leader in you

Leadership is not confined to being a supervisor or manager, all early ...
A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 3

A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 3

In this session, we'll consider the value of creating an outdoor studio ...
A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 2

A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 2

In this session, we'll try out some outdoor drawing exercises, hear and ...
A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 1

A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 1

In this session, we'll explore what current literature has to say about ...
Emerging with Emergent Curriculum

Emerging with Emergent Curriculum

Emergent curriculum emerges from children's interests; this webinar will ...
Overview of the Montessori Approach Adapted for Children with Learning Differences including Autism

Overview of the Montessori Approach Adapted for Children with Learning Differences including Autism

This webinar is designed to support Montessori teachers with inclusive ...
The Benefits of Montessori Education: Helping New Montessorians advocate Montessori to Parent Community

The Benefits of Montessori Education: Helping New Montessorians advocate Montessori to Parent Community

This webinar will help guide newer Montessori educators on how to speak to ...
Everyday Science For School Age Children

Everyday Science For School Age Children

During this webinar, you will have an opportunity to view an array of ...
Learning Through Creative Arts: A Webinar for School Age Children

Learning Through Creative Arts: A Webinar for School Age Children

This webinar has been designed to assist with your working knowledge of ...
How Does Learning Happen? Continuing the Conversation in a Changing World

How Does Learning Happen? Continuing the Conversation in a Changing World

This webinar will focus on the Four Foundations of HDLH and provide ...
Schema Play: Noticing and Building Upon Children’s Innate Desires

Schema Play: Noticing and Building Upon Children’s Innate Desires

Come and discover more about what schema play is along with the importance ...
Cut Out the Cut-Outs – The Problem with Themes in Early Childhood Education

Cut Out the Cut-Outs – The Problem with Themes in Early Childhood Education

This webinar will offer support to ECEs on their journey to emergent ...
Every ECE is a LEADER: Discover the leader in you

Every ECE is a LEADER: Discover the leader in you

Leadership is not confined to being a supervisor or manager, all early ...
A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 3

A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 3

In this session, we'll consider the value of creating an outdoor studio ...
A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 2

A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 2

In this session, we'll try out some outdoor drawing exercises, hear and ...
A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 1

A Summer Art Series: Cultivating Children’s Relationships with the Natural World through the use of Art Materials – Session 1

In this session, we'll explore what current literature has to say about ...
Emerging with Emergent Curriculum

Emerging with Emergent Curriculum

Emergent curriculum emerges from children's interests; this webinar will ...
Overview of the Montessori Approach Adapted for Children with Learning Differences including Autism

Overview of the Montessori Approach Adapted for Children with Learning Differences including Autism

This webinar is designed to support Montessori teachers with inclusive ...
The Benefits of Montessori Education: Helping New Montessorians advocate Montessori to Parent Community

The Benefits of Montessori Education: Helping New Montessorians advocate Montessori to Parent Community

This webinar will help guide newer Montessori educators on how to speak to ...

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:

Infant & Early Years Mental Health Information Sheet

In-Person Food Handler Certification Course June 2024

New Professional Learning Opportunities April – June 2024

ECE Essentials Course Package 

Webinar Feedback Form

2023 Webinar Code of Conduct

Professional Learning Reflection Form