Babysitter's Training Day

American Red Cross Offers Babysitter's Training

Discounted babysitting courses to be taught simultaneously at 11 locations across Region

The American Red Cross is turning Saturday, May 3 into Babysitter’s Training Day, offering discounted courses simultaneously at 9 locations across the Western New York/Finger Lakes Region. This training will give 11-15 year-olds the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Caregiving skills take prospective young sitters from feeding to diapering and playtime to bedtime routines. Participants will also learn how to handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.

“This Babysitter’s Training Day will give students the chance to learn the skills parents are looking for in prospective sitters, giving them the opportunity to jumpstart their babysitting careers," said Nancy Blaschak, Regional CEO.

Babysitter’s Training courses will be held from 9am-4pm Saturday, May 3 at the following locations:

  • American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter: 50 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607
  • American Red Cross, Western Ontario office: 5927 Parkside Dr., Suite 301, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • American Red Cross, Wayne County Chapter: 400 S. Main St., Newark, NY 14513
  • American Red Cross, Greater Steuben/Sullivan Trail Chapter: 123 W. Market St., Corning, NY 14830
  • American Red Cross of SWNY: 325 E. 4th St., Jamestown, NY 14701
  • Hamburg Blood Donation Center: 5161 Camp Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075
  • American Red Cross, Niagara Falls office: 1522 Main St., Niagara Falls, NY 14305
  • American Red Cross, WNY Tri-County Chapter, 109 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020
  • American Red Cross, Geneseo office: 6 Court St., Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Space is limited. Prospective students need to pre-register for a specific location at or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

    Enter the promo code GRIFFINMANGANSCHOLARSHIP0314 during registration to receive Babysitter’s Training for just $35. All participants will receive a babysitter’s training book, first aid guide, CD-ROM and Red Cross certification upon course completion.