1. New Resource: Practice Note - Professional Supervision of Children
2. A Recap of #StandardsMatter
3. Registered Early Childhood Educators, Lifelong Learners
4. Mandatory Employer Reports
Practice Note: Professional Supervision of Children looks at five factors that inform professional supervision strategies and techniques.
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This month, we wrapped up our #StandardsMatter series. Over the last year, #StandardsMatter provided RECEs with resources, webinars and reflection questions on each of the six standards in the College’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Throughout the campaign, we had valuable engagement with our members who attended our online webinars, accessed and shared our resources, watched our snapshot videos and integrated their learning into their Continuous Professional Learning portfolios.
Although the campaign is wrapping up, these resources are still useful for members’ daily practice and CPL activities. Here is a recap of some of the resources developed for #StandardsMatter. All of the videos created for #StandardsMatter can be viewed on our YouTube channel. Click on each standard to view all resources on each of the standards.
Standard I: Caring and Responsive Relationships
Standard II: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Standard III: Safety, Health and Well-Being
Standard IV: Professionalism and Leadership
Standard V: Professional Boundaries, Dual Relationships and Conflicts of Interest
Standard VI: Confidentiality, Release of Information and Duty to Report
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Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program complements and formalizes the ongoing professional learning RECEs do every day, and helps them stay current in their practice. It also communicates to employers, families and the public that RECEs are members of a distinct profession that values ongoing professional learning.
Continuous Professional Learning for RECEs involves two steps:
The CPL Portfolio Cycle includes a self-assessment, a professional learning plan and a record of professional learning. Together, these components require RECEs to think about where they currently are in their practice, set professional goals, and identify activities or resources to help meet them.
One way that employers can support RECEs in their CPL is by connecting their employees' identified goals to professional development opportunities that are already taking place. Workshops, planned discussions with colleagues, sharing articles or books, mentoring, and professional development day activities may be relevant and can be documented in their CPL portfolio. You can learn more about the
CPL program online or by reading the
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Under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, employers are legally obligated to report to the College when a registered early childhood educator is terminated, suspended or restrictions have been placed on their duties for reasons of professional misconduct or if the RECE resigns under these circumstances.
In turn, the College must notify employers about any actions taken in response to their report and any decisions of the Complaints, Discipline or Fitness to Practise Committees. Should the member change jobs while an investigation or disciplinary process is underway, the College is required to report its findings to both former and current employers.
Learn more about when and how to submit a mandatory employer report.
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