The American Red Cross of West Michigan is offering weekday and weekend Babysitter’s Training classes throughout the summer to help babysitters get prepared for the busy summer season.
Potential students between the ages of 11 and 15 are encouraged to attend a one-time session to learn leadership skills, gain an understanding and ability to care for kids, and also learn the responsibilities of watching over an infant.
The summer months are typically the busiest time for babysitters and it’s important for a babysitter to know what to do in a variety of situations. Babysitter’s training will talk about understanding playground safety, settling an argument, proper first aid, and much more. This is a great chance for babysitters to gain confidence in their caregiving abilities.
Classes are currently scheduled throughout West Michigan from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on several weekdays and Saturdays throughout the summer. During the school year, these classes are typically only offered on Saturdays. To find a babysitting training class near you, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org/takeaclass.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.