Contact: Jay Bonafede
Phone: (716) 878-2372
Cell: (716) 435-7468
BUFFALO, NY October 11, 2012 — The American Red Cross is offering a Babysitter’s Training course that will give 11-15 year-olds the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, as well as some tools to help them get started in their own babysitting business.
Caregiving skills take prospective young sitters from feeding to diapering and playtime to bedtime routines. Participants also learn how to handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.
What: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training
When: Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:30am-4:30pm (students should bring lunch)
Where: Cuba Library
39 East Main Street
Cuba, NY 14727
Why: Course participants learn decision making and problem solving skills as well as how to draft resumes and interview for potential jobs. Take-home tools include a compact emergency reference guide, a CD-ROM featuring games, songs, and recipes, and a babysitting client organizer.
Cost: $60/student. Discounts are available for Independent Health and BCBS/Aqua members.
Register: Interested 11-15 year olds should register at the Cuba Library by calling
For more information on American Red Cross Babysitter’s training, visit redcross.org/babysitting or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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.