From press release
Winter and holiday vacations are just around the corner. The Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross is encouraging boys and girls 11 to 15 who would like to start their own babysitting business to enroll in the American Red Cross Babysitters Training Program.
Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Program can teach you the skills to be a safe babysitter and smart business owner. When you enroll in Babysitter’s Training, you’ll learn how to tell when there is an emergency and when it’s a situation you can confidently handle on your own.
The class is taught by an authorized Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Instructor, who will also teach you other great babysitting skills such as:
υ Supervising children and infants
υ Performing basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding
υ Choosing safe, age-appropriate games and toys
υ Handling bedtime and discipline issues
υ Identifying safety hazards and preventing injuries
υ Caring for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, burns, cuts and bee stings
υ Communicating effectively with parents
υ Finding and interviewing for babysitting jobs.
With Red Cross Babysitter’s Training, you also have the option of becoming trained and receiving a certificate in Infant and Child CPR and First Aid. Parents often prefer babysitters with Red Cross training who recognize the importance of having babysitters with the skills to properly care for their little ones.
Babysitter’s Training also gives you excellent tips on how to run your own babysitting business. The program will show you how to create a résumé, interview with prospective parents and keep track of your babysitting clients.
The Red Cross trains more than 120,000 babysitters each year nationwide, and they can teach you how to become a great babysitter often in one day.
For information about how to become a Red Cross-trained babysitter or times and locations of upcoming classes, contact the Rock River Chapter at (815) 963-8471 or visit www.rockriver.redcross.org.
From the December 2-8, 2009 issue