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Local Red Cross Offers Babysitter's Training Camp

By: Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Release
By: Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Release

Tallahassee, FL, March 18, 2011 – The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering its popular Babysitter’s Training Course during Spring Break. The class will be held at the Chapter headquarters at 1115 Easterwood Drive on March 22 and 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This fun and fast paced training class provides youth ages (11 years and older) with the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Students will learn how to supervise children and infants, how to perform basic child care skills such as diapering and feeding, how to choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys, among other babysitting staples and tips.

Course attendees also receive their certification of Adult Infant and Child CPR/AED with First Aid and Pet CPR and First Aid.

“This class is great for developing smart decision making skills while babysitting,” said Aimee Reed, Health and Safety Services Director of the Capital Area Chapter. “The students gain confidence knowing they will be the best babysitter on the block.”

The $100 fee for the Babysitter’s Training Camp includes the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Handbook and CD-ROM, Emergency Reference Guide, and Certification in Adult Infant and Child CPR/AED with First Aid and Pet CPR/First Aid.

“The babysitter’s camp includes a fantastic CD-ROM that the participants get to take home with them,” Reed adds. “The CD contains how to interview and be interviewed, templates for business cards, emergency preparedness information and a downloadable book with games and recipes to help students get started on their own babysitting business.”

To register for the course, please contact Aimee Reed, the Chapter’s Director of Health and Safety Services at (850)-402-5614 or visit our web site at

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