The College's Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program complements and formalizes the ongoing professional learning many RECEs do every day. The program will support you in meeting your ethical and professional responsibilities to engage in ongoing learning and provide a high standard of care and education to the children and families in your community. The CPL program encourages your professional growth and leadership development regardless of your work environment and employment roles.
Participating in the CPL program communicates to employers, families and the public that you are current in your knowledge, skills and practice and that you are a member of a distinct profession that values ongoing professional learning.
Participation in the CPL program is mandatory for all members of the College.
"I think continuous professional learning allows me to be in a constant state of becoming, meaning that … the early childhood educator that I am today is different from the one I am going to be tomorrow." - Silvia Souto RECE
Notice of CPL Program Requirements Document
This notice describes:
Step One: Expectations for Practice Module
Step Two: CPL Portfolio Cycle
The CPL Portfolio Handbook and components were designed for the voluntary CPL program participation dated September 2015. The College will update the CPL Portfolio Handbook and components for members to use for mandatory CPL program participation beginning in September 2017.
CPL involves two steps:
1) In the first year of participating in mandatory CPL, members will complete the online Expectations for Practice Module 2016.
2) Upon renewal the following year, members begin the two-year Portfolio Cycle by completing a Self-Assessment, creating a Professional Learning Plan and tracking their learning and applications to practice in their Record of Professional Learning. Members will start a new Portfolio Cycle after two years.
The below chart provides an overview of the CPL program.
CPL Myths and Facts
Frequently Asked Questions - Members
Frequently Asked Questions - Employers
Employer Bulletin: Mandatory Continuous Professional Learning Program for Registered Early Childhood Educators
The below chart outlines different examples of learning activities. Members can use this chart as a helpful guide when completing the Portfolio Cycle.
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