Monthly Archives: September 2014
This month, the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) introduces its Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program for Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs). It stems from the College’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, stating that “Early Childhood Educators value lifelong learning and commit themselves to engaging in continuous professional learning to enhance their practice.” The program is designed to encourage child care professionals to engage in social networking, self-study or study groups, and planned professional discussions with colleagues.
CCPRN is proudly hosting bi-monthly meetings for a brand new Professional Development Study Group. Join other Independent Professional Caregivers (IPCs) and Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) at the CCPRN office to develop your professional portfolio and discuss best practices, professional readings, and current issues facing the child care industry.
The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 11th, from 7-9pm to discuss the new document: How Does Learning Happen? Ontario Pedagogy for the Early Years
Join Laurie Boucaud and Michelyn Maloney in this exciting new professional development opportunity and help us build a strong social network within our community.
Registration is required at http://www.ccprn.com. There is no charge to attend. Prior reading of the document is mandatory.
This summer we reached out to our members and Facebook followers to ask what kind of resources they’ve been looking for. Then our little CCPRN worker bees went to work developing new and unique die cut packages to sell. So if you’re looking for some fresh new resource kits in time for Fall – you’ll be impressed by these new ones!
Coming soon: Felt sets based on the Froggy Gets Dressed book by Jonathan London – a funny way to look at putting on all those extra layers once again. Use these props to visually enhance your storytelling and then have your children play with the set to retell the story themselves.
Felt packages based on the Eric Carle Book Little Cloud are a great addition to your weather theme.
Halloween Costumes play kits were designed by Sharon Cunningham of Story Time Felts for your little ones to play with and dress up the felt dolls.
A farm theme is a natural fit around Thanksgiving and it can be used to enhance so many different learning concepts. This very special limited edition farm felt kit was created by former CCPRN President Andrea Gingras. She embellished each of the die cut pieces by hand. The attention to detail in each piece is really quite something. These kits are a bit more expensive than our regular ones but they are absolutely gorgeous and come with an extensive handout of farm stories, circle time songs and rhymes.
For crafting purposes we also have the following seasonal paper kits for Halloween, weather, and Fall:
These kits and more are for sale at the CCPRN office. Call and book a time to come into the office to browse through all of our resources! * Please note: kits are subject to availability.