A child care safety education course for new and seasoned baby-sitters. Teaches child development, practical child care skills, basic first-aid, how to handle emergencies, and the characteristics and responsibilities of a successful baby-sitter. Please bring: a lunch, a doll or stuffed animal to practice diapering and choke-saving techniques, and a “Babysitter’s Magic Bag” filled with interesting and safe items that kids would like. Upon completion of the class participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Please bring to class:
-Pen / pencil and notebook
-A doll or stuffed animal to practice diapering and choke-saving techniques.
-“Babysitter’s Magic Bag” filled with interesting and safe items that kids would like. A babysitter’s magic bag is a durable bag or box (often kids like to decorate them) filled with collection of items—craft materials, crayons, pipe cleaners, small toys, puppets, books –that are inexpensive and easily found in your home or at a department store. When you babysit, the “treasures” from your magic bag will help make the time you spend with children fun and interesting. Keep in mind the ages of the children for whom you may be responsible. Make sure all items are safe and not broken. There should be no sharp edges, loose wires, or buttons that can injure a child by cutting or swallowing. Have fun and use your imagination! Bring the completed box or bag to class. You will be sharing your ideas with the other students in class.
-Masks are no longer required at this program for the participant or the instructor. (effective 5/29/21, if this changes we will follow any new state guidance)
-If you want your child to wear a mask for the program they are more than welcome to do so.