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Become A Certified Babysitter

April 9, 2010

       On Thursday, April 22 and Friday April 23, the American Red Cross will hold a two-day Babysitter’s Training class. The class will be held at the Oswego branch office located at 333 West First Street in Oswego. Hours will be from 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m on Thursday and 8:30a.m. – 1:00p.m on Friday. Babysitter’s Training classes are geared towards youths between the ages of 11 and 15.

     Throughout this two-day class, participants will learn how to apply appropriate techniques to prevent misbehavior, help children engage in desired behaviors, learn about three types of basic child care and how to recognize an emergency. Other skills such as being able to identify and apply the emergency action steps: check, call, and care and learning how to care for an infant properly whether it’s feeding an infant, changing a diaper, or knowing the signs of an emergency situation of an infant will also be covered.

     Participants will earn Babysitter’s certification as well as First Aid and CPR/AED. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge needed to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.

     If interested and would like more information, please contact the branch office at 343-0967 or visit the Red Cross on the web at www.redcrosscny.org .

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 www.redcrosscny.org .