ECP090 - Continuous Professional Learning and the CECE

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Subject Title
Continuous Professional Learning and the CECE

Subject Description
The workshop examines the information provided by the College of ECE of Ontario (CECE) with regards to continuous professional learning, (CPL) requirements. These requirements were introduced in fall 2014 for all ECEs who wish to maintain their registration with the CECE. Workshop content will include definition of CPL , professional self- assessment and the development of a continuous professional learning portfolio.

Credit Status
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance
NOTE:  For participants who wish to use this workshop as part of their CPL portfolio, please consult with the CECE to verify it is applicable to the CPL requirements.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the elements of the Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) portfolio as required by the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE).
  2. Analyze the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for ECEs as developed by the CECE.
  3. Critique his/ her individual professional practice in Early Childhood Education in relation to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  4. Develop an individual CPL plan according to individual goals for professional practice.
  5. Identify resources for implementing his/her individual CPL plan

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  1. CECE’s  Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  2. CPL and the professional portfolio
  3. Professional self assessment
  4. Determination of individual professional development goals
  5. Resources for ECE CPL

Mode of Instruction
This workshop will use a variety of methods including personal experiences, hand outs, discussion, question and answer.

Prescribed Texts
Hand outs

Reference Material
College of ECE’s web site:

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Sandra Noble