Emergency First Aid/CPR Child Care

Basic one-day course designed to introduce caregivers to injury prevention skills and knowledge. Course covers lifesaving first aid skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for children, and babies. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial early childhood education and day care worker safety requirements*. Register now.

Minimum 8 hours in-class

First Aid Instructor


  • Successfully demonstrate skills and critical steps
  • Min. 75% mark for written knowledge evaluation
  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course

3-year certification in Emergency Child Care First Aid


6 hours in-class*
*Check local legislation to determine certification level, maintenance, and recertification requirements. www.redcross.ca/firstaidlegislation

Course Content
  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation emergencies
    – Child and baby
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
    – Child and baby
  • Wound care
  • Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Illness
  • Poisons
  • Caring for Children

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Participant Materials
  • Child Care First Aid (manual from the Canadian Red Cross)
  • Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
  • Emergency Child Care First Aid certificate