**Effective April 2020 to March 2022, all members have the option to defer compliance with their CPL program requirements for one membership year due to COVID-19. The option to defer compliance is available upon annual renewal. Members may only select this deferral option once.**
Ontario Regulation 359/15: Continuous Professional Learning, made under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, requires all RECEs to fulfill the requirements of the College's CPL program.
The program requirements are outlined in the College's Notice of Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Program Requirements document.
RECEs are required to complete the
PracticeModule within their first year of membership. The module takes about 1.5 hours and is available on our website.
After renewing, RECEs must complete a CPL Portfolio Cycle every two years while they are a member of the College. CPL is an ongoing, recurring process.
Information about the required steps, timelines, record keeping and the auditing process are explained in the
Notice of CPL Program Requirements.
To learn more, read the
CPL Portfolio Handbook.
Employers can support RECEs by understanding the program framework and the required steps, such as the Expectations for Practice Module 2016 and the CPL Portfolio Cycle. To review the CPL program in detail, visit the
CPL page of the College website.
Employers might also consider ways to assist RECEs in their journey of ongoing learning, such as supporting them to meet as a group to discuss their CPL Portfolios and share ideas and learning.
Through the performance management process, employers may collaborate with an RECE to develop goals that are mutually beneficial, both to the RECE as a professional and to the employer.
RECEs are not required to submit or share their CPL program records with their employer. RECEs may choose to keep their CPL program records confidential.
However, in cases where RECEs are supported by their employers to participate in the CPL program, sharing of the CPL program records may be agreed upon by the employer and the employee.
CPL Portfolios may provide a focus for employee performance management discussions or be integrated into processes and assist in planning professional learning experiences for an RECE.
CPL program page on the College website for information and CPL resources.
You can also contact the Professional Practice Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1 888 961-8558 ext. 803.