Summer is just ahead and many parents are looking for someone dependable to watch their children. The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course teaches caregivers how to be safe and responsible, qualities parents seek when deciding who will take care of their children when they are not at home.
Designed for 11 to 15-year-olds, the 6½ hour course teaches future babysitters how to:
Safety is a key component of the course. Participants will learn how to safely get the word out that they are available to baby-sit. The course also covers what someone should do before saying “yes” to watching someone’s children, and what not to do when baby-sitting.
The Babysitter's Training course helps participants learn about the responsibilities involved in being a good babysitter, and how to respond to almost any babysitting situation. Materials include:
Take a Red Cross First Aid Kit with you on your babysitting jobs..To register for Babysitter’s Training, or to find out more about the course, visit redcross.org/babysitting.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.