One of the ways you can see the professional accountability of a
daycare provider is if the provider has First Aid and CPR. It might
sound like common practice, for someone working with small
children, however, common sense sometimes is not common.
When I searched under the Staff training and development, of the
Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, S.O. 2014, c. 11, Sched. 1 ,
in section 58. (2) "Every licensee of a child care centre or home child
care agency shall ensure that the following persons have a
valid certification in standard first aid, including infant and child CPR, issued by a training agency recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board:
1. Every supervisor of a child care centre.
2. Every employee of a child care centre who may be counted for the purposes of meeting the ratios required under section 8 or 8.1.
3. Every provider of home child care or in-home services. O. Reg. 126/16, s. 38."
While, I am not in a licensed program as of yet, still working on my paperwork, it is important to me to be a professional. On Saturday, September, 2018, a peer Candace from Trinity Childcare and myself, where lucky to spend some time with Amber from the First Aid & CPR with Amber, under the Red Cross umbrella. Amber was great, she walked us through the in class section with a warm and authentic learning style. She was able to utilize any situations we spoke on to bring the learning back to a personal story to build a long term memory.
Here is a link from You Tube on the Red Cross First Aid videos, there are about 17 different videos to watch for more information.
At the end of the day, I am happy to share I was able to earn my first aid and CPR/AED Level C. I was able to work at my own pace and complete the online part, and Amber was able to accommodate Candace and myself for our in person part, within a few weeks for completing the online section. She also told us if we needed yearly, renewals she can make that happen as well. It was a wonderful experience to take my course with Amber, and I would highly recommend her classes.
I also received my PDF of the certificate within 20 minutes, it was super fast.
Lesley is a graduate of the Early Educator Diploma course, who excelled in her learning at Conestoga College. Additional has taken Social Work and the Law, Group Dynamics, psychology, Sociology and Redefining Early Learning and Care. She has also taking Reaching In Reaching Out, RIRO 1 and 2. Working within Early Learning and Care framework, as well as, the children and families under that umbrella is a passion of Lesley's.