Options for Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR Training

Announcement C-22-01 Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Requirements and Access to Free Training through Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs) from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification. This Announcement clarifies the updated guidance on the federal requirements for Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), health and safety training requirements that all child care providers must complete pediatric first aid and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. It also clarifies that pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR training must be completed before child care staff can care for children unsupervised, as well as inform child care providers about the Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs) role for providing access to free, Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) approved, Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR training.

Below is a list of the currently approved Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR providers and curriculums:

Provider Course Name Course Length Certification Period Hybrid/Blended Option? Available in PD Registry Course Catalog
American Heart Association (AHA) AHA Heart Saver Pediatric First Aid with Child-Infant CPR 6-8hrs
(PD Registry indicates 4-5hrs)
2yrs Yes Yes
American Academy of Pediatrics and National Association of School Nurses (AAP) Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs) First Aid and CPR 4hrs 2yrs Yes Yes
American Red Cross (ARC) American Red Cross-First Aid/CPR/AED including Pediatric First Aid and CPR 4.5hrs 2yrs Yes, One-Year Provisional Option Yes
Health & Safety Institute (HSI) American Safety and Health Institute Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED 6hrs 2yrs Yes Yes
Health & Safety Institute (HSI) EMS Safety Services CPR, AED, and First Aid for Childcare Providers 6.5-8hrs
(PD Reg indicates 4hrs)
2yrs Yes
Health & Safety Institute (HSI) MEDIC First Aid Pediatric Plus CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants and Adults 6hrs 2yrs Yes
National Safety Council (NSC) National Safety Council Pediatric First Aid, AED, and CPR
Tri-State Training & Safety Consulting Tri-State Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid.

Tri-State Training also provides certified American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and Health and Safety Institute trainings.

2.5 hours 2yrs Yes, via zoom with a live instructor followed by an in person session Yes