Child Development Resource Connection Peel

Resource Centre

What We Do

The Resource Centre provides access to resources that support various domains of learning. Resources support learning through play and offer activities that are developmentally responsive for children to foster problem solving and creativity. All resources available for loan reflect ‘How Does Learning Happen?’, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

Resources to enhance your program include: STEM, coding, puppets, light tables & light cubes, books, puzzles and more.

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Resource Centre FAQ’s

How do I become a member?

To become a member of the Resource Centre, complete a Resource Centre Membership Form, by visiting us during RC hours, or download and complete the form, also located at the bottom of this page under ‘Helpful Resources’. Once membership forms and payment are processed, a brief Resource Centre orientation and member expectations will take place (in person), then you may begin loaning out materials.  

What are the membership costs to join/renew memberships?

The following rates apply:  

Quality Enhancement Initiative Participating Programs (RTBP)  

1 free individual membership per year 

RTBP Program Additional Staff  

$10.00 per person  

Professionals & Respite Providers 

$20.00  

Parents/ Caregivers 

$20.00  

Post-Secondary Students  

$15.00  

 

What does my membership include?

Memberships are annual, and include the following:  

  • Loan up to 3 resource kits for the duration of 3 weeks at a time  
  • Access to and use of a Professional Laminating machine Note: extra fee applies.   
  • Support and guidance from a Professional Learning and Resource Specialist to select appropriate materials for children to support the various domains of learning.  

Please Note: Memberships are issued 1 per individual and cannot be shared/circulated with other non-members. Membership cards are required when visiting the Resource Centre. 

What materials/resources are available for loan?

Resources are available for loan in the following areas of learning: 

  • Fine Motor (ex. Lacing materials)  
  • Gross Motor (ex. Tunnels, balance boards)  
  • Cognitive (ex. Coding)  
  • Language/ Social Emotional   
  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math 
  • Music (ex. instruments)  
  • Social Skills (ex. Dramatic play, dress up)  
  • Sensory (ex. Light cubes)  
  • Games & Puzzles  
  • Books & Storytelling

    What happens if I break/misplace the loaned resources?

    Members are responsible for any equipment borrowed from CDRCPs Resource Centre. Members are  responsible for returning equipment to the Resource Centre in the same condition in which it was  borrowed.  

    Members are financially responsible for any damages, lost equipment, or any accrued late fees.

    What happens if I notice something is broken or missing in a resource kit I have borrowed?

    Inform the Resource Centre team within 24 hours if you notice anything is missing and or broken in the Resource Kit. Email the team at: res[email protected]  

    How many resources can be borrowed at once, and how long can I have them for?

    Up to three resources may be borrowed (any combination of kit and/or equipment) in a visit and can be borrowed for 3 weeks at a time. At this time, items cannot be renewed.  

    Note: Returning Resource Centre items can be completed by non-members. Visit CDRCP during office hours, complete the Resource Centre Return Form, located on the front desk, and include member barcode number and each of the barcodes of each Resource kit/equipment.  Leave items with return slip on top of the items.  

    Who can I contact if I have more questions about the Resource Centre?

    Contact our Professional Learning and Resource Specialist team by emailing: [email protected] 

    Helpful Resources:

    Resource Centre Return Form

    Resource Centre Membership Form