Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR

Duration: Minimum 8 hours of teaching time.

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


Red Cross First Aid Instructor


Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate all required skills, including critical steps;
100% attendance and participation; 75% min. passing grade on a written, closed book knowledge evaluation; and adherence to the Fundamental Principles.


3 year certification in Emergency Child Care First Aid


6 hours of teaching time**

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
  • Caring for Children

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

*Check your local legislation to determine which level of child care first aid is required.

**Local/provincial regulations may dictate different maintenance and recertification requirements.


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

Printable version – Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR Course
Child Care First Aid is sponsored by: