(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
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, April 16, 2011 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
Feeding Sudden Emergencies
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
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: $50 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.
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.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.
For more information go to www.redcross.org