Red Cross babysitter training class on Dec. 27

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a Babysitter’s Training Certification class on Thursday, Dec. 27, at Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. The course provides young people, 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.

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

Students are asked to bring their own lunch, snacks and a drink.

The class runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $75 (or $65 for recertification). 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. Call (207) 893-6615 or e-mail to register or for more information. To learn about other Red Cross classes on campus, go to

December 6, 2012
Contact: David Svenson at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail