Thursday, May 23, 2013

Do You Know Someone Who Wants to Become a Babysitter? This Class Can Help!

Palos Community Hospital Offers Babysitting Training

           Palos Community Hospital is offering the Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course, which is a great way for young people, ages 11 to 15, to build self-esteem and develop leadership, decision-making and communication skills.  This $55 class is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, role-plays, and lively discussions.

The course teaches young people how to:
  • Supervise children and infants.
  • Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing.
  • Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys.
  • Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries.
  • Care for common injuries such as burns, cuts and bee stings.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.

          The one-day class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Palos Community Hospital, 12251 S. 80th Avenue, Palos Heights. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. To register your child, call (708) 226-2300, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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