Tri-County Red Cross Offers Babysitter’s Training

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PLAINFIELD – The Tri-County Red Cross has revised and improved our Babysitter’s Training course with input from youth in the community. The course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions.

Youth ages 11 to 15 will learn to be the best babysitter on the block. Plus, gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.

Participants learn how to—
• 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

“This is a very popular course for middle and high school students,” Tri-County Red Cross Director of Health & Safety Maria Salamanca said. “Our course offers the necessary preparation for this important job so parents feel confident leaving their children with a Red Cross-trained babysitter.”

Courses cost $50 and are offered:

Thursday, July 23
9:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Tri-County Red Cross Elizabeth Office, 16 Jefferson Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201.

Wednesday, Aug. 19
9:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Tri-County Red Cross Plainfield Office, 332 West Front Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060.

Thursday, Nov. 5
9:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Tri-County Red Cross Plainfield Office, 332 West Front Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060.

To register for this course, visit: www.tricountyredcross.org/training/.
For additional information, call 908-756-6414.


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