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About The Training Source
Catherine Hayes Hicks
Owner/Program Director/Instructor

Welcome to The Training Source!  We offer State of California, *EMSA certified classes that meet the training needs for licensed Child are, OSHA compliant businesses or anyone who wants to save a life! 


We offer Adult & Pediatric CPR, AED & First Aid.  Choose an in-person class at our Center in Escondido or register for a CCL approved hybrid 6-hour online class on Zoom live w/Catherine Hicks with a 2-hour in-person CPR Skills session at our new training center in Escondido.

  Private classes available for groups of 8 or more!

Need the Preventive Health Practices class for your Child Care business?  This 8-hour class is offered in 2-four hour sessions on weekday evenings.  This class is online on Zoom live with Catherine Hicks.  She will share her 25+ years of child care training experience.  Sit in the comfort of your home or workplace in front of your computer or laptop!  It's easy and you don't have to download materials ahead of time to take this class!  A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the class.

Catherine Hayes Hicks, owner of The Training Source is a certified Health Educator with a teaching credential in Health Education and Dance from Western Michigan University.   Prior to starting The Training Source, Catherine worked as a Training Director for the American Red Cross, San Diego Chapter for over six years.  Catherine was an Instructor Trainer and Program Coordinator that trained instructors to teach the California Child Care Course (AB243) for the Red Cross.   Catherine started The Training Source in September 1997 and now she has a new training center in Escondido!  Please come visit her safe & beautiful training center!


*The Training Source is a Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMS Authority) is a California State Agency that meets

Community Care Licensing (AB290) training requirements and is OSHA compliant for businesses. 

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