The day after Thanksgiving can be a challenge in finding activities for you and your family. Cleaning up from the day before, taking another stab at scraping the crust from the bottom of the roasting pan… You have the day off, and you don’t want to squander it, right? You want to do something constructive.
But the kids are home from school, and they want to do something as well… Do you take them with you to join the throngs of shoppers in the malls?
OR, do you treat them to something that will put them on the path to small business ownership? In one day, could you change their whole lives?
Some might say yes. What if they learned what to do when an infant was choking? What if they learned how to spot dangers in a home that could affect children’s safety? What if they learned how to start their own babysitting business?
The American Red Cross is offering a Babysitting / Child Care training course on Friday, November 29th from 9am to 5pm at the Southern Nevada chapter headquarters in Suite 206-B.
Designed for students ages 11 and older, this training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children up to the age of 10, as well as to manage a babysitting business. From interviewing parents for important child care questions like food allergies, to templates for flyers to advertise their new expertise.
The course will include the following:
- The Business of Babysitting
- You’re the Boss
- Safe and Sound on the Job
- Playing with Kids of All Ages
- From Feeding to Bedtime: Caring for Kids
- It’s an Emergency … Now What?
- Final Exam
A Red Cross poll found that 55 percent of parents surveyed decided to stay home because they couldn’t find a babysitter. The survey also found that nearly a third (30 percent) of parents rejected a potential babysitter because of safety concerns.
So go to http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class and sign your kids up for a great class!