Child Care First Aid and B.L.A.S.T.
Child Care First Aid
Why this course instead of Emergency or Standard First Aid?
Emergency Child Care (8 hours, one day) is a basic course offering an overview of first and and CPR skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. The course is designed for those in the Early Childhood Education industry, as well as parents and caregivers. It includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines and exceeds competitors standards by including injury prevention, CPR, and AED.
Standard Child Care (16 hours, two days) is a more comprehensive course, also designed for those in the Early Childhood Education industry, or those who want more knowledge about how to respond to emergencies involving children and babies.
Babysitting Lessons and Safety Training is a six-hour course covering a wide variety of topics: getting started in babysitting, safety protocols for both sitters and their charges including strangers, fire, carbon monoxide, and weapons, diapering, bottle feeding, bedtime, behaviour, and discipline, all taught by an RECE. It also includes a first aid portion, taught by one of our experienced paramedics, to help young babysitters understand what is and isn't an emergency, calling 911, minor wounds and injuries, fever, nosebleeds, vomiting, breathing difficulties, and more. We also discuss first aid kits, and children's games, songs, and activities!
Offers basic first aid and safety skills for youth 9-13 years old. Participants learn about being safe when they are without the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or trusted adult, both at home and in their communities.
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Prerequisite: Minimum 9 years of age (or completion of Grade 3)
The importance of responsibility and respect while being accountable for yourself
The importance of setting and following safety rules when on your own
How to stay safe at home and within the community
How to prepare for, recognize and respond to unexpected situations (e.g., inclement weather, strangers, and unanticipated visits)
Basic first aid skills
Take-Home Materials: Stay Safe! Workbook