Red Cross of Central New York Offers Babysitter's Training July 13

Red Cross Offers Babysitter's Training
Babysitter’s Training from the American Red Cross builds confidence to hold, feed, and care for infants and toddlers, work with children safely, and deal with emergencies.

The Central New York Chapter of the American Red Cross will host two Babysitter’s Training classes for youth ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Central New York Chapter at 344 W. Genesee St, Syracuse, and the Oswego Branch at 333 W. First St, Oswego.

Babysitting is often a teenager’s first business. Babysitter’s Training from the American Red Cross builds confidence to hold, feed, and care for infants and toddlers, work with children safely, and deal with emergencies. It also teaches lifelong entrepreneurial and career development skills.

The fun, fast-paced class includes hands-on activities, videos, role-plays, take-home training materials, and discussion that will teach the teenager how to:

  • Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding.
  • Choose age-appropriate games and toys.
  • Handle bedtime and disciplinary issues.
  • Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries, and care for common injuries and emergencies.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.
  • Find and interview for babysitting jobs.
  • The cost of the class is $85.00, which includes a Babysitter’s Training Certificate from the American Red Cross, handbook and CD ROM. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch.

    Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, call 1-800-733-2767, or visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class.