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American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Helps Young Adults Be Prepared and Be Professional


The American Red Cross popular Babysitter’s Training can be a helpful class for young adults looking for ways to earn extra money this summer.

“This class is great for developing leadership skills and students gain the confidence to make smart decisions while babysitting,” said Sonia Nurkse, health services instructor manager for the American Red Cross.

Designed for youth from ages 11 to 15, the Red Cross Babysitter’s Training provides young adults who plan to babysit the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care to infants and children under their watch. The course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions.

“The babysitting course has many unique features and one of them is a CD-ROM that the participants get to take home with them,” Nurkse adds. “The CD contains templates for business cards, emergency preparedness information and a downloadable book with games and recipes to help students get started on their own babysitting business.”

Students will receive Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Kit at the end of the course which includes valuable babysitting resources that they can take home with them.

For more information about future classes, contact the American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties to register at 206.726.3534 or 360. 377.3761 or visit www.seattleredcross.org. To schedule a Red Cross Babysitter’s Training at your organization call at 206.726.3512. To register for classes in Pierce and Thurston on County please call 253.474.0600. Space is limited in the babysitting classes so please register early.

Babysitting classes will be held:

June 16 – The Lodge at Beaver Lake (Sammamish)

June 29 – Olympia office of the Red Cross

June 30 - Tacoma office of the Red Cross

July 9 – Renton Community Center

July 10 - Seattle office of the Red Cross

July 16 – Bremerton office of the Red Cross

July 24 - Seattle office of the Red Cross

July 28 - Tacoma office of the Red Cross

August 6 - Seattle office of the Red Cross

August 11 – Olympia office of the Red Cross

August 13 – Bremerton office of the Red Cross

August 21 - Seattle office of the Red Cross

August 27 – Olympia office of the Red Cross

August 29 – The Lodge at Beaver Lake (Sammamish)

September 11 - Seattle office of the Red Cross

September 17 – Northgate Community Center

September 24 – Seattle office of the Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a non-profit, humanitarian agency dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world. For more information, visit www.seattleredcross.org.

Media Contact Only: Katherine Boury (206) 726-3547

Karen Kim (253) 441-7646