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American Red Cross Offers New Advanced Child Care Training

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Denver, CO, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — The American Red Cross is now offering Advanced Child Care Training, a course for people 16 years and older who are or plan to become nannies, sought-after babysitters or who are caring for kids for the first time in a residential setting.

Media are invited to the inaugural offering of the course in Denver on Friday, May 30.

WHAT:      Advanced Child Care Training w/Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

WHEN:      8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Friday May 30, 2014

WHERE:   444 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203

WHO:        American Red Cross instructors, older teen (16+) and adult students

VISUAL:   Observe students as they learn and develop advanced skills in child care. 

This Red Cross course enables people to learn while having fun by blending tried-and-true information with digital learning techniques. Participants will learn the most common child care routines and behavior along with safety inside and outside of the house. The course also includes Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED training and certification.

Other features of the training include:
• 24/7 access to the self-paced, online training portion
• Hands-on skills training and assessment
• A resource center with downloadable skill sheets on child care subjects, lesson summaries, fact sheets, templates for résumés and business cards, administrative forms and age‐appropriate activity ideas.

People who would like to sign up for the program should visit for more information. The course is eight and a half hours and costs $129. It combines two hours of self-paced online learning and six and a half hours of in-person training and skills testing. Upon completion, course takers will receive a two-year certification in both Advanced Child Care Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.  Advanced Child Care Training is not a licensing program and does not meet all state requirements for child care centers or day care providers.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.