Professional Learning

Professional Learning

DNSSAB Children’s Services is proud to support continuous professional learning opportunities for Early Years and Child Care Professionals in the District of Nipissing.

Engaging in ongoing professional learning is important to every professional, no matter their background.  In doing so, early learning and child care professionals have the opportunity to build their knowledge, skills, and abilities, which is necessary to maintain a high standard of professional competence and a high level of quality care.  

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Professional Learning Portal
winding road with the quote 'never stop learning, because life never stops teaching'

DNSSAB Children's Services is happy to offer a Professional Learning Portal to the early years and child care professionals in the District of Nipissing.  This will be a place where a variety of learning modules and resources can be accessed on demand.  

Are you new to the portal? Click here to complete the registration form. 

Already have an account? Click here to access the Portal.

Watch this Getting Started Video to learn how to navigate the portal.  If you have any questions, please direct them to  


The Professional Learning Portal now includes a Community of Practice (CoP), which is a space to virtually connect and network with one another. It is a space to come together to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss successes and areas of growth. There is a CoP for each child care age group, EarlyON, licensed home child care, and even one for nutrition!

Click here to watch a short video clip on how to use the CoP. 

Attention Nipissing Early Years and Child Care Professionals! As part of the Workforce Strategy, funding is available to support Early Years and Child Care Professionals participating in professional learning opportunities offered throughout the year (i.e. outside of regular work hours, evening and/or weekends), up to a maximum of 10 hours per individual.  Please ask your employer for more information!

Professional Learning

Calendar of Events

Children’s Services is committed to making it easier for early learning and child care professionals to access the various professional learning opportunities  that we support.  As such, we have created a Professional Learning Calendar which details the different events that are occurring in our district, with registration information if applicable.  Events are facilitated by many community partners, including DNSSAB. 

For service providers wanting to develop a professional learning opportunity in our district, this is a great way to see what is already being planned, and therefore, what is missing. If you know of any additional professional learning events that are occurring in our region and you would like to add it to our calendar, please complete the form below and email it to   

College of Early Childhood Educators

The College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) regulates the profession of early childhood education by establishing and enforcing:

  • Registration requirements;
  • Ethical and professional standards for Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs);
  • Requirements for continuous professional learning; and
  • Complaints and discipline process for professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity.

The College has developed a Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program, which is a formal process to help RECEs increase their knowledge and skills.   Watch the video below from the CECE to learn more about the program, or visit the CECE website for more information on how to become a registered member of the College.