Red Cross Babysitter’s Training


Red Cross Offers Babysitter’s Training


Springfield, MO.Due to classes filling quickly and an increase in demand for trained babysitters, your American Red Cross has added another opportunity for future babysitters.  Local pre-teens and teenagers have the opportunity to become American Red Cross certified babysitters by attending a day-long training session on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  This one-day interactive class trains young people to be responsible caregivers.  Skills gained will be valuable to those caring for siblings and/or those who want work as babysitters. 


Babysitter’s Training covers the following topics:


            Safety and Responsibility                Holding

            Leadership                                        Safe Play

            Preventing Accidents                       First Aid

            Basic Care                                        Bleeding

            Hygiene                                              Wounds         

            Feeding                                              Sudden Emergencies



Date:                                      Saturday, September 26, 2009

Time:                                     8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:                              American Red Cross, 1545 N. West Bypass, near corner of                                                                      West Bypass & Division, Springfield

Age Requirement:              Need to be 11 years of age or older

What to Bring:                     A sack lunch, snacks (or money for snacks from on-site                                                                           vending

 Cost:                                    $49 per student

Registration:                       Must call the American Red Cross at 417-832-9500, ext 117                                                                      (toll free 1-866-206-0256)


                                     Class size is limited and will fill quickly


*Students will not be permitted to leave the facility during or after class dismisses without a parent or guardian.



All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from people. To help the victims of local disasters, financial contributions can be mailed to: American Red Cross, 1545 N. West Bypass, Springfield, MO.  65803. To volunteer, please contact the chapter headquarters at 417-832-9500 or 1-866-206-0256.




Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO.  65803

417-832-9500  EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107


***** Be Red Cross Ready It’s important to prepare for possible disasters and other emergencies . Natural and human-caused disasters can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere. There are three actions everyone can take that can help make a difference. Do you know what they are?                         Click on the link and find out!  





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