Infant & Child CPR Classes for Marin Parents

September 26, 2016

infant CPR training Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important part of any first-aid training, and knowing how to properly administer this technique can save a life! Parents and caregivers in Marin County can learn how to administer CPR to infants and children through many different resources. Here are a few places to learn pediatric CPR in Marin. Most of these classes also cover other first-aid skills like automated external defibrillator (AED) basics and the Heimlich maneuver. If you know of a class that's not on the list below, please let us know and we'll add it!

The Novato Fire District provides CPR classes on the third Thursday of each month. Classes cost $15, and cover adult, child, and infant CPR, AED familiarization, and the Heimlich maneuver. Certificate is valid for two years. For more information, visit their website or call (415) 878-2690.

The Ross Valley Fire Department offer the HeartSaver CPR course from the American Heart Association. Participants will learn how to perform CPR and relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. Classes are held at Station 21 in Fairfax and last approximately five hours. Cost is $40. For more information, visit their website.

The Corte Madera Fire Department offers CPR classes. For more information, visit their website.

The Marin County Fire Department offers CPR training through its CPR Anytime program, which provides a DVD and inflatable CPR mannequin for you to practice on at home and share with friends and family. CPR certification is not provided through this program. Cost is $40. For more information, visit their website or call Mike Giannini at (415) 507-2595.

Marin General Hospital holds monthly child and infant CPR and safety classes on Saturdays from 9:30 am–1 pm at the MGH Conference Center. Cost is $55 for individuals and $90 for couples. Certificate valid for two years. For more information, visit their website.

Marinwood offers a course in adult and pediatric CPR/AED/first aid for teens and adults. Cost is $91. Participants receive a two-year certification. Sessions take place monthly, and custom classes are available, too. For more information, visit their website.

Parents Place Marin in San Rafael offers infant and child CPR classes for parents and caregivers of children up to the onset of puberty. Two-hour classes cost $45. Learn to recognize an infant or child in distress, rescue measures for choking, CPR techniques, and infant sleep safety. Includes hands-on practice with mannequins. One-year certification provided. Pre-crawling babies welcome. For more info, visit their website.

CPR Family offers a two-hour infant/child CPR, choke-saving, and safety class in your home, pre-school, or other local venue. Learn to recognize signs of distress in infants, children, or pre-teens, learn to perform CPR on an infant or child, and become confident that you can handle an emergency. Fees vary by group size. For more info, visit their website.

Novato CPR provides a variety of CPR and other first aid classes, which take place once a month at the Novato Oaks Inn. For more info, visit their website.

In Home CRP offers infant and child CPR classes. Chris Schlesinger teaches on-demand, on-site safety classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area — you choose the time and place of your class, and Chris will bring the classroom to you. There is no minimum number of students needed to set up a class with me. For more info, visit their website.

San Rafael Community Center offers a community CPR class on November 12 from 6–9 pm. Register online by using the course #27642. For more info, visit their website.