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American Red Cross offers Babysitters Training Class February 23, 2012 in Hyannis


Hyannis, Mass, February 8th, 2012 - The American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter, will offer a training class for babysitters on Thursday, February 23rd at the Chapter House on 286 South Street in Hyannis.

The course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including a lunch break. It is designed for 6th to 9th graders, ages 11 to 15, interested in becoming a responsible Babysitter. The participants will learn Babysitting responsibilities, characteristics of children, supervising and playing with children, basic care such as feeding and changing, accident prevention, emergency action and First Aid. Cost of the course is $85. All participants will receive a reference handbook with a CD.

Successful participants will receive a Babysitter's Course completion certificate that does not expire.

Registration is possible online at or by calling 1-800 REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select option 3.

For more information about volunteering, classes, disaster preparedness or to donate, go to, call (508) 775-1540 ext. 21 or write to American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter, American Red Cross, 286 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.