Child Care First Aid


First Aid & CPR training is mandatory for child care professionals; but, unlike most other types of safety training, these skills and knowledge are also applicable to every individual’s daily life. This is why we teach people First Aid & CPR in easy-to-follow steps, empowering them to act on, prevent, and manage life’s emergencies.

We offer two types of Canadian Red Cross courses of Child Care First Aid and CPR to help child care facilities be compliant with both federal and provincial/territorial occupational health and safety legislation.

Standard Child Care First Aid is 16 hours and is offered to groups of 8 or more. The Emergency Child Care First Aid is 8 hours and is the minimum requirement for day care facilities. The schedule for the Emergency Child Care First Aid is shown below.

Our courses are based on a combination of teaching techniques that include:

  • DVD support (filmed material)
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Instructional Posters
  • Skills demonstration and practise
  • Scenarios
  • Exercises
  • Class discussions and Q & A

You will practise on a variety of training materials to help you develop your skills, such as mannequins for practising CPR, AED trainers, bandages, splinting materials, barrier devices, first aid kits, epinephrine auto-injector trainers, Metered Dose Inhalers and spacers etc.

During the course, our well-trained Red Cross First Aid Instructors monitor your progress and provide you with continuous feedback to help increase your skill retention. The take-home materials are colourful and easy to use, with checklists and step-by-step photos, and can be used as quick reference after the course as well.

About this course:

  • 8 hour course with flexible scheduling options
  • 3 year certification in Child Care First Aid with CPR level B
  • Includes AED certification (where local legislation permits)
What you will learn:

  • How to respond to emergencies
  • The EMS system
  • The 3 key principles in First Aid – Check, Call, Care
  • How to deal with Airway, Breathing, and Circulation Emergencies
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Wound Care
  • Sudden Medical Conditions
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Keeping Children Safe
  • Written exam and scenarios

PLEASE NOTE: Some people suffer ill effects as a result of being exposed to specific items such as nuts while others are adversely affected by some fragrances. The effects of these allergies can range anywhere from bothersome to life threatening or anywhere in between. While you are in our school, please refrain from using any perfumes, colognes or aftershave lotions. Their fragrances may be pleasant in the outdoors but not so much in the confined space of a classroom for someone with asthma.

The Child Care First Aid course is still $95 and includes the online text.

Retraining is required every three years although an employer may require you to recertify more often. The Child Care First Aid course is recognized by the British Columbia Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board. We offer the Child Care First Aid course once monthly on a Sunday. Also be aware that as of October 1, 2017 Red Cross manages your certificate and not the school. A nice feature of this is that should you lose your certificate you can print yours out again. The dates shown below are for 2020. Classes start at 8:00 and go to 5:00. There are two breaks plus a half hour for lunch.

Course Dates Course Times Delivery Method
March 29 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
April 19 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
May 31 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
June 28 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
July 26 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
August 23 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
September 27 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
October 18 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
November 22 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
December 13 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday

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Maple Ridge First Aid School Limited

#2 – 20475 Lougheed Highway,
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 9B6
Tel: (604) 465-5622
Fax: (604) 465-4223