Red Cross babysitter training class on September 22

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a Babysitter’s Training & First Aid Certification class on Saturday, September 22, at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. The course will provide 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. With 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 893-6615 or e-mail to register or for more information. To learn about other Red Cross classes on campus, go to

September 12, 2012
Contact: Sue Johnson at (207) 893-7720 or e-mail