Babysitting Course (RED CROSS)

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Offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families.

DURATION
7-8 hours

COURSE HOURS:
• 8:15 am start time (8:30 am after paperwork)
• 30 minutes for lunch
• 4-4:30 pm end time
There will also be a mid-morning and mid-afternoon break as well.

INSTRUCTOR
Red Cross Youth Leader

PREREQUISITE
Minimum 11 years of age (or completion of grade 5) NO EXCEPTIONS

COURSE CONTENT
•How to be responsible and demonstrate leadership
•How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviors
•Information on children’s developmental stages, and specific strategies for each stage
•How to feed, diaper, dress, and play with children and babies
•How to recognize and prevent unsafe situations, make safe choices and promote safe   behaviors
•First aid skills
•The business of babysitting

TAKE-HOME MATERIALS
Babysitter’s Manual
Completion certificate