CitationGraham, I. & McDermott, M. (2011). Your Learning and Development: Continuing Professional Development in Early Childhood Care and Education. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/785
AbstractLearning is good for many reasons, it can give you a sense of achievement, help you to meet
challenges, it can be terrific fun and it can help you to know yourself and others better.
This Toolkit will help you as an early childhood professional to learn and develop in your work
by understanding and using Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – the name given to
learning, related to work, that goes on throughout your working life.
Through the tools provided, you will find out about the role of CPD in your life and its value to
you. You will also learn how to get started on the path of CPD through understanding yourself
better, how to learn more effectively and how to move along your learning path in clear steps.
Furthermore, you will be able to apply your learning and development in practical ways to your
work so that you and the children with whom you work benefit from your CPD.
Above all, this Toolkit aims to help you to benefit from any learning that you do by really
understanding it, remembering it and being able to apply it in your daily work.