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.
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 Babysitter’s Handbook, compact emergency reference guide, and a CD-ROM featuring a client organizer, games, songs, and recipes.
$60/student. Checks should be payable to American Red Cross and mailed to American Red Cross, Attn: Jill Gregory, 786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209.
Interested 11-15 year olds should register with Jill Gregory at 716-878-2382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.