Utica, N.Y. - The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley will be offering the following babysitting trainings for young adults ages 11 to 14:
Thursday Feb 19: The Zone, 54 Lake Street Richfield Springs.
Tuesday, Feb 17 American Red Cross Utica Office, 1415 Genesee Street, Utica.
Saturday, Feb 28: American Red Cross Utica Office, 1415 Genesee Street, Utica.
During the class, participants receive the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. Combining video, activities, hands-on skills training and discussion for a complete learning experience, babysitter’s training shows the participants how to respond to emergencies and illnesses with first aid, rescue breathing and other appropriate care; make decisions under pressure; communicate with parents to learn household rules; recognize safety and hygiene issues, manage young children; feed, diaper and care for infants.
The price of the training is $30 per person, which includes a book and resource CD. All participants are asked to bring a lunch and a doll or infant-sized stuffed animal for practice. All classes are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:45 am.
To register for a class, call the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley at (315) 866-2890 or (315) 733-4666. Class space is limited, so call early.