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.
- 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!
Outdoor Winter Environments that Inspire for Preschoolers
Outdoor Winter Environments that Inspire for Infants & Toddlers
Returning to a Montessori Environment During COVID-19
Everyday Science For School Age Children
Learning Through Creative Arts: A Webinar for School Age Children
How Does Learning Happen? Continuing the Conversation in a Changing World
Schema Play: Noticing and Building Upon Children’s Innate Desires
Cut Out the Cut-Outs – The Problem with Themes in Early Childhood Education
Every ECE is a LEADER: Discover the leader in you
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 2
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.
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