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Southern Missouri Region
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield MO 65803
417-832-9500 Ext. 107
Media Contact: Nigel Holderby
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Red Cross Offer’s Babysitter’s Camp in Springfield
Course Gives Young Adults a Jump Start on Their Babysitting Careers
American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region 7/6/12
The American Red Cross is offering a week long Babysitter’s Training Camp that will give 11-15 year-olds the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, as well as some tools to help them get started in their own babysitting business.
Caregiving skills take prospective young sitters from feeding to diapering and playtime to bedtime routines. Participants also learn how to handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. Students will learn the usual business of babysitting, and will actually get certified in 1st Aid and infant/child CPR. Lunch and snacks are provided every day and the week will be full of fun and interactive activities.
The Southern Missouri Regional Red Cross week long Babysitter’s Camp will be held at the Springfield Red Cross office at 1545 N. West Bypass, July 16 – 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fee is $150.
Course participants learn decision making and problem solving skills as well as how to draft resumes and interview for potential jobs. Take-home tools include a compact emergency reference guide, a CD-ROM featuring games, songs, and recipes, and a babysitting client organizer. Speakers from several local response organizations will discuss safety and provide additional tips and stories from real life experience.
People can visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for details and to register for a class.
For additional information please contact Terra Jeffres, Training Scheduler: email@example.com
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.