The GTO Child Care and Safety Provider Course  is essential for any person caring for children, providing  fundamental information including but not limited to  safety and injury prevention,  basic caregiving skills, and responding properly to ill or injured children or infants.  This course includes leading science from GTO, The American Safety & Health Institute and The American Heart Association.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, student should be able to:

  • Describe basic proper child supervision techniques
  • Identify child hazards in and outside the home and take necessary precautionary measures and actions to prevent child injury
  • Administer first aid actions to an injured or ill child
  • Provide basic child caregiving skills including:
    • Handwashing
    • Feeding
    • Diapering
    • Safe sleep practices
  • Provide first aid management and basic first aid care including:
    • Bleeding control
    • Cuts and scrapes
    • Nosebleeds
    • Burns (heat/thermal, chemical and electrical)
    • Choking child and infant
    • Head, neck or back injuries
    • Muscle and bone injuries
    • Poisoning
    • Sudden illness
    • Cardiac arrest
  • Perform CPR if child needs it

Course certification requires successful demonstration skills in Basic First Aid and Child / Infant CPR. Certification is valid for 2 years.