Standard Child Care First Aid & CPR

Duration: Minimum 16 hours of teaching time

Comprehensive two-day course offering lifesaving first aid skills, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, and injury prevention skills and knowledge, with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines and 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 Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR Level A or C


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 Emergencies
  • Childhood Illnesses
  • 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 (print and/or eBook)
  • Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
  • Standard Child Care First Aid certificate (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)

Printable version – Standard Child Care First Aid & CPR Course