For most teenagers, babysitting is among their first paying jobs. But doing it really well requires good technique, as well as good judgment.
A new, full-day class in safe babysitting provides teens 11 to 15 years of age with a fast-paced, hands-on course in safe and responsible babysitting. The course will be held at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center.
Combining DVD segments with role-playing, young people learn how to care for children and infants. They are shown how to become good leaders, to make good decisions, to solve problems and to stay safe, a statement from the township said.
Everyone who completes the course receives a Safe Sitter Kit and handbook, a certificate of completion, a notepad for recording important numbers, a bandage dispenser and an LED flashlight—all in a drawstring bag.
Advance registration is required for the course, which runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
In-person enrollment is available at the information desk of the parks and recreation department inside the municipal center, by phone at 724-776-4806 x1129, or online at the township's website.
There is a program fee of $55 for residents, $61 for non-residents, payable at the time of registration.
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