Babysitter Certification


OSWEGO, NY (December 8) – On Wednesday, December 29, and Thursday, December 30, the American Red Cross of Central New York will offer a two day Babysitter’s Training class, located at the Oswego branch office, 333 West First Street in Oswego.  The Wednesday class will run from 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., while the Thursday class will run from 9:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.

Babysitter’s Training classes are highly recommended for youth between the ages of eleven and fifteen. The training will prepare young babysitters for any situation they may have to handle, as well as preparing babysitters to take advantage of more opportunities.

Participants will learn important skills such as: how to prevent misbehavior appropriately while helping children engage in desired behaviors, how to recognize and deal with an emergency with both children and infants, basic child care, changing a diaper, feeding infants, and many other necessary babysitting skills.

With a certification from the American Red Cross, participants will not only have gained the skills and knowledge needed to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation, but they will also be able to demonstrate to parents of young children their knowledge and take advantage of more babysitting opportunities.

If interested or would like more information, or to register for the class, please contact the Oswego branch office at 343-0967 or visit the Red Cross on the web at Become prepared; become an American Red Cross certified babysitter.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.  The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.  For more information please visit

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  1. We have some girls at our Church and 4 H Club that are interested in the certification for babysitting. Do you ever teach the course for a particular group or do they have to enroll in the general class. Do you have a class coming up?

    Sandy Rivers

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