**CPL Deferral due to COVID-19: Effective April 2020 to August 2021, all members will have the option to defer compliance with their CPL program requirements for one membership year due to COVID-19. The option to defer compliance will be available to members on their next annual renewal. Members may only select this deferral option once. CPL audits are currently postponed until further notice. To help you understand the deferral option based on your renewal month, please review the CPL Deferral Chart. **
Below are available resources to assist in strengthening understanding of the CPL Portfolio requirements. Resources include portfolio examples, resources surrounding self-directed learning and activities that could be completed as part of the CPL program.
A helpful resource to start with is responses to some of the myths surrounding CPL requirements. You can find the myths and facts
The examples and snapshots of CPL Portfolios show how RECEs, in a variety of roles with a range of experience, may choose to complete the CPL Portfolio components. The examples and snapshots are fictional and do not depict real people or events. They have been designed to support and inspire RECEs as they complete their own CPL Portfolio.
The following examples of CPL Portfolios highlight the two-year portfolio cycle.
Each example includes a completed:
Charlene, RECE in a toddler program
Stefano, RECE in a kindergarten program
Linda RECE, faculty in an ECE diploma program
Jennifer, RECE in an infant program
Rita, RECE who has recently retired
Fahreen RECE, supervisor of a child care centre
These are short, one-page snapshots that summarize one completed goal from a CPL Portfolio.
Each snapshot features:
Genevieve, Supervisor in a family support program
Maria, a home child care provider
Riki, Resource Consultant
This resource supports RECEs in understanding two important aspects of professional practice—reflective practice and self-directed learning. Reflective practice and self-directed learning are fundamental to the CPL program.
Communities of practice is a continuous professional learning activity. Have you considered joining a community of practice to help you reach your CPL goals?
Mentoring is a continuous professional learning activity that can help you reach your goals through the CPL Portfolio process.
The Leading Professional Practice Discussions resource is helpful for RECEs to lead planned and collaborative discussions on everyday practice situations.
Wondering how to get started? Have a question not answered in the frequently asked questions? The College offers webinars* every month to members who are about to renew their membership, to help them get started and to answer their questions.
Check your email during your renewal month for further information.* Webinars are not mandatory to attend.
The CPL Activities Web outlines examples of continuous professional learning activities. Members can use this chart as a helpful guide when creating their Professional Learning Plan and Record of Professional Learning.