Red Cross classes in babysitter training and first aid certification on May 21

Saint Joseph's College will offer a course in Babysitter's Training & First Aid Certification on Saturday, May 21, at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. The course will provide young people, ages 11 and up, 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 and a First Aid Certification.

Students are asked to bring what they consider to be a safe toy to class, along with their own lunch, snacks, and a drink.

The course runs Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $55. Cost for recertification is $45. 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 obtain more information. To learn about other Red Cross classes on campus, go to

May 5, 2011
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail