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BABYSITTING COURSE (PD day for OCSB and OCDSB)
January 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm$70.00
Covid-19 modifications: Youth will be set up at their individual learning stations with dedicated training materials. Stations will be spaced at least 2 metres apart. Youth as well as the instructor will also be wearing masks during the class. Safety is our top priority!
Offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families.
The course is taught by a Red Cross First Aid Instructor and runs for 7-8 hours. Students must be a minimum 11 years of age (or have completed Grade 5). Students will receive a certificate and a take-home manual.
Course Content includes how to manage difficult behaviour, strategies for different developmental stages, how to feed and dress children and babies, how to prevent unsafe situations and make safe choices, first aid skills, and the business of babysitting.
To bring: Nut free snacks and lunch, water bottle and doll.
- How to be responsible and demonstrate leadership
- How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviours
- Information on children’s developmental stages, and specific strategies for each stage
- How to feed, diaper, dress, and play with children and babies
- How to recognize and prevent unsafe situations, make safe choices and promote safe behaviours
- First aid skills
- The business of babysitting