American Red Cross
The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is making it easier for Tallahassee’s parents to find quality baby sitters. On Veteran’s Day, the Chapter is offering its popular Babysitter’s Training Course. The class will be held at the new Chapter headquarters at 1115 Easterwood Drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The fun and fast paced training class provides youth ages 11 to 15 years old with the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Students will learn how to supervise children and infants, how to perform basic child care skills such as diapering and feeding, how to choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys, among other babysitting staples and tips.
Course attendees also receive training in basic first aid for common injuries and illnesses.
“Students love this course,” said Dan Samborn, Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Area Chapter. “They will learn a multitude of skills while becoming more confident babysitting whether it’s for someone in the neighborhood or for a younger sibling.”
The $50 fee for the Babysitter’s Training Course includes the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide, Training CD-ROM, a backpack and a first aid kit.
“I loved it,” said Lauren Sykes, 12, a past student of the Babysitters Training course.
Lauren received her certification in babysitting and first aid this past March and has since received several babysitting jobs in her neighborhood.
“The class provided me with the confidence and skill it takes to babysit,” said Sykes. “It impressed my parents that I was able to learn how to babysit.”
To register for the course, please contact Aimee Reed, the Chapter’s Director of Health and Safety Services at (850)-402-5614 or visit our web site at www.tallyredcross.org