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:

Tired of Feeling Tired: Restoring Sleep During a Pandemic

Tired of Feeling Tired: Restoring Sleep During a Pandemic

In this webinar you will learn about the realities regarding your sleep in ...
Anxiety in Children and Youth – Part Two: Practical Intervention Strategies

Anxiety in Children and Youth – Part Two: Practical Intervention Strategies

The practical suggestions and intervention strategies to help children, ...
Anxiety in Children and Youth – Part One: Understanding Key Concepts

Anxiety in Children and Youth – Part One: Understanding Key Concepts

The 4 key areas that relate to the development and ongoing influence of ...
Brain Development – Turning Knowledge into Practice

Brain Development – Turning Knowledge into Practice

This webinar will help educators understand the implications of brain ...
Coping with Grief During a Pandemic

Coping with Grief During a Pandemic

This webinar will explore grief with special consideration to the pandemic ...
Live on Purpose with Purpose – Developing a Positive Attitude… and taking it to work! PART TWO

Live on Purpose with Purpose – Developing a Positive Attitude… and taking it to work! PART TWO

How to create a positive attitude towards your work?
Live on Purpose with Purpose – Developing a Positive Attitude… and taking it to work! PART ONE

Live on Purpose with Purpose – Developing a Positive Attitude… and taking it to work! PART ONE

Leaders will learn how to change their own mindset toward their work and ...
Triggering Happy Brain Chemicals in Children – Part 2

Triggering Happy Brain Chemicals in Children – Part 2

This workshop will examine the four happy brain chemicals and the purpose ...
The Science of Happiness – Part 1

The Science of Happiness – Part 1

This workshop is dedicated to teaching you how to activate happy brain ...
Keeping Food Allergy Children Safe in Child Care Programs

Keeping Food Allergy Children Safe in Child Care Programs

Definition of a food allergy, how to read the labels to avoid food allergens.
Mental Health and Well-Being for EarlyON Families – Part 2 – NEW

Mental Health and Well-Being for EarlyON Families – Part 2 – NEW

This webinar provides participants with practical skills to support the ...
Mental Health and Well-Being for EarlyON Providers – Part 1 -NEW

Mental Health and Well-Being for EarlyON Providers – Part 1 -NEW

The webinar will ensure tips and techniques for reducing stress and ...

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