Council meets four times a year to oversee the College of Early Childhood Educators’ (College) activities in regulating the profession in the public interest.
Here are highlights from the meeting held on April 6 and 7, 2022.
In the spotlight
- Council approved revisions to the Notice of Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Program Requirements, which takes effect July 1, 2022.
The Notice describes the:
- requirements of the CPL Program, including the Sexual Abuse Prevention Program as a new educational requirement as of July 1, 2022 and the simplified one year portfolio cycle;
- order and timelines for completing the requirements, including the Sexual Abuse Prevention Program;
- records that members must keep; and
- consequences of non-compliance with the CPL Program.
- Council approved a statement of Goals and Objectives for the College’s new five-year Strategic Plan (2022-2027). The development of the plan has been informed by broad stakeholder consultation. The 2018-2022 strategic plan focused on the evolution of the College (policy and process improvements and technological infrastructure) and the profession (emphasis on professionalism and leadership). The 2022-2027 strategic plan will build on that work, as the pillars of the plan will be proactive public protection and collaborative leadership and engagement.
Good to know
- Council approved two new policies to replace existing policies related to registration: 1) the Individual Assessment of Educational Qualifications Policy replaces the existing Policy regarding Assessment of Educational Qualifications of Applicants under section 7.1.iv of Registration Regulation; and 2) the Policy regarding the Consideration of Alternative Documents replaces the existing Policy regarding Unavailable Documents.
- Council thanked a number of Council members whose terms are due to expire for their dedication and commitment to regulation of the profession in the public interest.