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, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Operations Facility of Rocky River 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 discussions.
The course teaches young people how to:
- Supervise children and infants
- Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing
- Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys
- Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries
- Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents
- 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.
Registration is required by March 6. Space is limited.
For more information and to register, contact the Aquatics Division at 440-331-8111 or clevelandmetroparks.com.
The Park Operations facility is located at 4500 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation in Fairview Park, just off the Wooster Road hill.
Discover the importance and proper techniques of being a great babysitter through the American Red Cross and Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!