Prepare for babysitting: American Red Cross course 4/18

Southborough Recreation Department is offering an American Red Cross Babysitting course on Friday, April 18. (School will be closed for Good Friday and the start of April vacation.)

For $100, teens and tweens will learn skills important for any caregiver of infants and children to know.  The course is for 12-15 year olds, and runs from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. (Participants should pack a lunch.)

Designed for the 12 year old and up who wishes to learn how to care for infants and children. The course is fun and fast paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions. You will learn to be the best babysitter on the block. You will gain confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.

Topics to be covered are: supervise children and infants; perform basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding choose safe, age appropriate games and toys; handle bedtime and discipline issues; identify safety hazards and prevent injuries; care for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, burns, cuts, and bee stings; communicate effectively with parents; find and interview for babysitting jobs.

You will receive a Babysitter’s Training Handbook, Babysitter’s Training Emergency Reference Guide, and Babysitter’s Training CD-Rom.

Sign up through the Southborough Recreation Department.

(Photo from American Red Cross website)

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