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NM Red Cross Offers Summer Discount on Babysitters Courses

With a course under their belts, teens and young adults can inch closer to financial independence from mom and dad.

The American Red Cross is offering a 20 percent discount on babysitting courses through the end of July. With a course under their belts, teens and young adults can inch closer to financial independence from mom and dad.

The Babysitter’s Basics online course, Babysitter’s Training classroom course and the classroom course with Pediatric First Aid/CPR are eligible for the discount using coupon code INDY200913 (case sensitive) when registering online at redcross.org/takeaclass or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. All registrations made through July 31 are eligible for the discount regardless of when the course takes place.

The courses provide students aged 11 years or older with a range of training and skills so they can jumpstart their babysitting career and show potential employers they know their stuff. In each course, participants will learn to care for infants and children up to 10 years old, to keep the children and themselves safe, and to handle a variety of emergencies. Potential sitters also learn how to manage a babysitting business.

Which Course Fits Your Needs?

  • Babysitting Basics online course
  • Learn anywhere and anytime, going at your own pace
  • Lots of videos and interactive exercises
  • Takes only about 4 hours
  • Dozens of downloadable resources
  • Receive a printable Diploma to share with parents
  • Babysitter’s Training classroom course discount regardless of when the course takes place.

    The courses provide students aged 11 years or older with a range of training and skills so they can jumpstart their babysitting career and show potential employers they know their stuff. In each course, participants will learn to care for infants and children up to 10 years old, to keep the children and themselves safe, and to handle a variety of emergencies. Potential sitters also learn how to manage a babysitting business.

    The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online at www.redcross.org/newmexico. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or visit us on Twitter @RedCross.

    Media Contact: Beverly L. Allen, Communications Coordinator, (505) 220 3097