Babysitter training class

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a babysitter training certification class on Tuesday, August 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. The course provides children, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians.

Covered topics include leadership skills, caregiving, first aid and safe play. Students will be given a comprehensive babysitter’s training manual and the tools needed to create a babysitter’s kit. With successful completion of the course, participants will earn an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training certification.

Students should bring their own lunch, pencil and paper.

The cost is $75 (or $65 for recertification) for members of the community. If a class is needed on a different day, Saint Joseph’s can create a class at another time if there are four interested people. To register and learn more about Red Cross classes at Saint Joseph’s, visit For more information, call 893-6615.