FIRST AID FOR THE INFANT + TODDLER YEARS COURSES

Feel fully prepared – for the whole family.

All the content of the Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention workshop is included: CPR and choking for infants and children, as well as injury prevention for when babies become mobile.

Know what to do if an infant or child:

  • Goes unconscious
  • Stops breathing
  • Begins to choke
Additional material in this 5-hour certification course (compared to our 2-hour workshop) includes:
  • Common baby + toddler injuries: bleeding, burns, bee stings
  • Common baby + toddler illnesses or emergencies: allergies, fevers, seizures, head injury. 
  • As this is a certification level course (CPR-C/AED), we also discuss: Heart attack, stroke, and use of AEDs (defibrillators) – making this a great course for the whole family.

Duration 5 hours
Resources

Provided via email following the workshop:

  • Our detailed digital resource package (PDF)
  • Canadian Red Cross digital comprehensive first aid manual (PDF)
Course Fee Public courses: $90 + GST per participant
Private courses: Information on private in-home courses can be found here.
Certification CPR-C/AED, Valid for 3 years with the Canadian Red Cross

A note to our students:

MAY 2022: We are keeping our mask policy for the time being – both students and instructors will be required to wear masks in the class. We will continue to evaluate the recommendations and consult with our venues, and may make changes to our policies in the future. 

We will still be maintaining distance between households/groups in all of our public classes, and individual equipment for each participant to avoid unnecessary contact between household bubbles.

We thank you for your patience and continued cooperation in helping us keep our workshops a safe place to learn.

Frequently asked questions

No need! This course includes all the content of the 2-hour workshop PLUS more information. The course curriculum is posted above.

Anytime is great, really! We have a big mix of caregivers in our classes – expecting parents anywhere from 16 weeks to 40 weeks, parents with new babies, grandparents and other family members, and parents with toddlers who want a refresher or are learning for the first time!

There are pros and cons to joining a class while expecting:

  • If you join us while you’re expecting, most find it easier to focus on the content because they don’t have a baby with them (we allow pre-mobile babies in our classes).
  • The physical skills can be a bit more challenging if you’re pregnant (CPR, getting down to the ground to check for breathing, etc). We never push anyone to do something that’s physically strenuous, of course; so that’s why we do have a significant amount of pregnant attendees who are 37+ weeks.
  • If you’re pregnant, we recommend taking the class it before 34 weeks (if possible!) for comfort purposes, though, if you’re able to get into a class with space. We do recommend taking it while expecting, because the skills are relevant from birth.
  • If you’re working in a licensed child care facility: typically not. You would need the 8-hour Emergency Childcare First Aid course per the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s guidelines.
  • If you’re operating as a nanny for a family: check with the family before you register to see if this course is appropriate. We often have nannies and other caregivers take this course.

In most cases, yes! Most doula and babywearing organizations will require a CPR-C/AED certificate as part of your certification. If you are a doula, though, check to see if we are running our doula-specific CPR-C/AED class any time soon, as that course is specifically tailored to the birth and postpartum world (whereas we tailor this one more-so to parents and caregivers). In times when we don’t have an upcoming doula course or an upcoming doula course is already sold out, we frequently have doulas take this course instead.

UPCOMING in-person COURSEs

December 2022

Saturday, 17 December 2022

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM (5 hours)

Presented by
Sierra Penner
  • $90.00 excl. GST

Sat 17 Dec 2022

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM (5 hours)

All the content of the Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention workshop is included: CPR and choking for infants and children, as well as injury prevention for when babies become mobile. Additional material in this 5-hour certification course includes: Common baby + toddler injuries: bleeding, burns, bee stings Common baby + toddler illnesses or emergencies: allergies, fevers, seizures, head injury. As this is a certification level course (CPR-C/AED), we also discuss: Heart attack, stroke and AED

More Information

January 2023

Saturday, 7 January 2023

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM (5 hours)

Presented by
Sierra Penner
  • $90.00 excl. GST

Sat 7 Jan 2023

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM (5 hours)

All the content of the Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention workshop is included: CPR and choking for infants and children, as well as injury prevention for when babies become mobile. Additional material in this 5-hour certification course includes: Common baby + toddler injuries: bleeding, burns, bee stings Common baby + toddler illnesses or emergencies: allergies, fevers, seizures, head injury. As this is a certification level course (CPR-C/AED), we also discuss: Heart attack, stroke and AED

More Information

Saturday, 28 January 2023

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM (5 hours)

Presented by
Sierra Penner
  • $90.00 excl. GST

Sat 28 Jan 2023

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM (5 hours)

All the content of the Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention workshop is included: CPR and choking for infants and children, as well as injury prevention for when babies become mobile. Additional material in this 5-hour certification course includes: Common baby + toddler injuries: bleeding, burns, bee stings Common baby + toddler illnesses or emergencies: allergies, fevers, seizures, head injury. As this is a certification level course (CPR-C/AED), we also discuss: Heart attack, stroke and AED

More Information