FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ERIC BARNETT - 216-635-7014
Cleveland Metroparks Aquatics Division is offering an American
Red Cross Babysitter Training course. The class, scheduled
for Saturday, October 6from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ranger Training
Facility behind the Strongsville Park Operation Facility in Mill
Strean Run Reservation, gives youth, ages 11 to 15, the skills and
confidence to be great babysitters.
The Red Cross Babysitter Training course is a great way for
young people to build self-esteem and develop leadership,
decision-making and communication skills, as well as giving them a
meaningful way to earn money.
Used to train and certify over 120,000 babysitters nationwide
each year, the Red Cross Babysitter Training course is fun and
fast-paced with hands-on activities, role-plays, and lively
The course teaches young people how to:
- Supervise children and infants
- Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and
- Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys
- Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries
- Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household
- Communicate effectively with parents
- Write resumes and interview for jobs.
As part of the course fee of $50 for Ledge Pool season pass
holders and $70 for other registrants, participants receive
newly-revised training materials, including the Babysitter's
Training Handbook, with information to use in class and on the
job; an Emergency Reference Guide that provides step-by-step
instructions to handle common emergencies; and a CD-ROM that
includes tools such as a printable activity booklet with games,
songs and recipes, a resume template and more.
Registraion is required by October 3. Space is limited.
For more information and to register, contact the Aquatics
Division at 440-331-8111.
The Ranger Training Facility is located behind the Strongsville
Park Operations facility at 9485 Eastland Road in Mill Stream Run
Reservation, off Valley Parkway, west of Pearl Road/Rte. 42 in
Discover the importance and proper techniques of being a great
babysitter through the American Red Cross and Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!