The College of ECEs released new requirements and a framework for Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) in the fall of 2014. The CPL program is still voluntary for Registered Early Childhood Educators but it will become mandatory in the near future. Members are encouraged to begin the process at the time of their next renewal.
All the information to get started on your CPL program is available at the College of Early Childhood Educators website. According to the college, “the CPL program is an ongoing learning experience and provides a framework for continuous professional learning for the diverse professionals who practice early childhood education in Ontario”.
The AECEO will continue to develop resources to support early childhood educators to fulfill their Continuous Professional Learning requirements and better understand the process.
In addition, the AECEO certification process can support you to establish the necessary tools to continue with your CPL. Once you acquire your certification you will also receive AECEO certified status (AECEO.C), a well recognized designation that symbolizes your commitment to your profession and ongoing learning as an early childhood educator.