Red Cross Offers Babysitting Course in La Plata

La Plata---The American Red Cross Southern Maryland Chapter announces its Summer Babysitter’s Training course schedule. The newly revised American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course is an excellent opportunity to prepare young people for the many responsibilities associated with caring for infants and young children. This course, according to Debora Story the Health and Safety Director is for youth ages 11–15, provides a range of injury prevention and safety skills as well as training in decision making, basic care, leadership, and professionalism. It also includes essential first aid skills training to be used in the event of an emergency.

Babysitter’s Training is an interactive, multimedia, activity-based course carefully designed for youth and how they learn best. Each course participant receives a 176-page, full-color, content-rich Babysitter’s Training Handbook. This teen-friendly resource is filled with valuable, easy-to-use information, including everything from basic care and injury prevention steps to more than 30 first aid action plans.

The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training focuses on:

· Leadership skills;
· Safety precautions and safe play guidelines;
· Basic care;
· Check-Call-Care (emergency action steps); and
· First aid for bleeding emergencies.

If you have any questions or you would like more information on times, dates and locations where Babysitter’s Training is offered, please contact the Chapter.

Classes will be held at the chapter office in La Plata

July 29 & 31
9 AM – 4 PM

August 4 & 6
9 AM – 4 PM

Class size is limited. Fee is $48. Classes are filled on a first, come first paid base.

Contact the chapter for more info and to register:
Call 301-934-2066 --- 301-753-4042 Fax
or visit our Web site @

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