Red Cross Offers Babysitter Training, Beginning Friday

By: From the Red Cross, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From the Red Cross, Posted by Ralph Hipp

TOPEKA -- Our local chapter and office of the American Red Cross Offers Babysitter’s Training in Shawnee County. The course is available at no charge to eligible students thanks to support from Topeka Community Foundation

The Babysitter’s Training course that will give 11-15 year-olds the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, as well as some tools to help them get started in their own babysitting business.

Caregiving skills take prospective young sitters from feeding to diapering and playtime to bedtime routines. Participants also learn how to handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.

Thanks to generous support from the Topeka Community Foundation, the following Babysitting Training courses are being made available to eligible students at no charge ($85 value). Contact the Topeka Regional Chapter for details on eligibility requirements.

When: February 17, 2012
March 10, 2012
May 24, 2012
June 16, 2012

Time: 9:00am till 3:30pm

Location: American Red Cross Topeka Regional Chapter
1221 SW 17th St., Topeka, KS 66604

Course participants learn decision making and problem solving skills as well as how to draft resumes and interview for potential jobs. Take-home tools include a compact emergency reference guide, a CD-ROM featuring games, songs, and recipes, and a babysitting client organizer.

Call (785) 234-0568 for eligibility requirements and to register for a class.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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