Monday, November 8, 2010

Be The Best Babysitter On The Block!

Learn how to be the best babysitter on the block. The American Red Cross has revised its popular Babysitter’s Training and has classes available for young adults looking for ways to earn extra money this summer.

Designed for 11 to 15 years old, the Red Cross Babysitter’s Training provides young adults who plan to babysit the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care to infants and children under their watch. The course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions. Young adults can impress potential clients by earning their Babysitter’s Training certificate from the American Red Cross. Parents can also encourage or register a potential babysitter to take the class.

The Red Cross Babysitter’s Training will help participants to:

· Develop leadership skills - role modeling, respect, communication, and taking action

· Gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation

· Learn how to develop a babysitting business - safe techniques for finding jobs

· Write resumes, interview for jobs, and learn professional work behavior for babysitting

· Keep themselves and others safe – prevent and handle emergencies such as choking, cuts,
bee stings, other injuries and apply basic first aid

· Help supervise and engage children in good behavior by applying appropriate techniques and choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys

· Perform basic childcare skills - how to properly handle feeding and diapering, bedtime and discipline issues

Students will receive Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Kit at the end of the course which includes valuable babysitting resources that they can take home with them:

· Red Cross Babysitter’s Handbook packed with great information and resources including full-color skill sheets to use in class and while on the job

· Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Emergency Reference Guide compact and easy-to-carry, the booklet provide step-by-step instructions to handle common emergencies

· Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Interactive CD-ROM provides tools to sun your babysitting business featuring an activity book with games, songs, and other activities; electronic babysitting client organizer; business card and resume templates; and much more

For more information or to register for an upcoming course at your local Red Cross Chapter visit us online or call (559) 455-1000.