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The perfect gift for the budding babysitter

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- This holiday season register your budding babysitter for an American Red Cross Babysitter's Training course. This course will give 11-15 year-olds the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, as well as tools to help them get started with their own babysitting business.

Caregiving skills learned in the course take prospective young sitters from feeding to diapering and playtime to bedtime routines. Participants also learn how to handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.

The American Red Cross is offering the following courses this holiday season:

Babysitter Training Courses - $85

Thursday, Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Central Plains Chapter, Hastings

Friday, Dec.r 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Central Plains Chapter, North Platte

Friday, Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Central Plains Chapter, Grand Island

Course participants will learn decision making and problem solving skills as well as how to draft resumes and interview for potential jobs. Take-home tools include a compact emergency reference guide, a CD-ROM featuring games, songs, and recipes, and a babysitting client organizer. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch.

Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to register today.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization -- not a government agency -- and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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