American Red Cross Babysittter Training will be offered to students residing in the Genoa School District on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, 2:30–5:30 p.m. Students must attend both sessions. Registration forms are available in the middle school office, or by calling 419-855-7741, ext.31203. Class size is limited to the first 15 registered students. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 17.
This training is offered at no cost to students thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation. Space is limited to the first 15 registrations. Participants should be 11-13 years old and are asked to pack a sack lunch.
American Red Cross Babysitter Training helps students prepare for the unexpected and respond to emergencies in a calm and confident manner. This course teaches leadership skills, safe play, basic first aid, rescue breathing, and how to clear an obstructed airway. Safety precautions regarding severe weather events are also a part of the curriculum.
Students who are left in charge of their younger siblings after school and on weekends, as well as those left in self-care, find Babysitter’s Training to be a resource to develop the necessary skills needed to increase their self-confidence.
Participants receive a take home handbook with a DVD and a certification card upon completion.