Continuing Professional Development
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Masterplan1 for the Early Childhood (EC) sector includes the provision of CPD courses which aim to raise the quality and professional experience of EC educators.
ECDA strongly recommends that all EC educators complete at least 20 hours of CPD per year. You can choose to attend CPD courses or participate in Professional Development (PD) programmes and initiatives organised by ECDA2. You can also consider other modes of PD such as web-based learning, learning journeys and sharing sessions amongst peers.
The CPD Prospectus is updated quarterly to support you in planning for your PD. It provides information on CPD courses for Educators, as aligned to the Skills Framework for Early Childhood.
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ONE@ECDA is an online platform that allows you to register for CPD courses. You will receive e-certificates for successfully completed courses via your individual account. You can also monitor your participation in CPD activities through your CPD portfolio on ONE@ECDA.
Mentoring Matters: A Practical Guide to Learning-Focused Relationships
This guide is for you to implement and benefit from effective and sustainable mentoring.
You will find useful information on the different types of mentoring, the roles of both mentor and mentee, and a structured mentoring process.
The mentoring model provides you with a foundation to develop centre-specific resources and ensure a high quality mentoring programme.
2ECDA-initiated professional development programmes include Networked Learning Communities, projects under the Innovation Guidance, Innovation Grant, and Practitioner Inquiry Grant.