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Babysitter Safety 101
This course is for youth’s 10 to 14 years of age. This is an entry level course intended to teach age appropriate skills necessary to care for children of all ages using team babysitting, mother’s helper and individual babysitting concepts. The course focuses on safety with emphasis on prevention. Basic first aid and obstructed airway management for a conscious choking adult/child and infant will be covered. Other topics include hand washing, diapering, bottle feeding, personal safety, interview skills and many more topics. Course is 4 hours, bring snack. CD book, handouts and Babysitter Safety Certificate of completion included. Course Time: 4 hours
Advanced Babysitter Safety 102
This course is for youth’s 13 to 16 years of age with a sincere interest in advanced concepts and skills of First Aid including CPR certification. Prerequisite is Babysitter Safety 101 within the past 360 days. Building on the entry level skills, objectives for this scenario based, expanded course includes additional First Aid concept, Adult/Child and Infant CPR. Requires written and skills testing to be awarded an American Heart Association 2 year certification. Course is 3 hours. This class is to be completed in one session. Includes CD-book, handouts, and Rescue Shield breathing barrier device. Course Time 3 hours
Participants must complete entire course to obtain Babysitter Safety certification.
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