Red Cross offers baby-sitting class

The Heart of Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross is offering area youth who want to earn extra money through baby-sitting an opportunity to get a little training first.

The organization is offering a baby-sitter’s training course from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the chapter’s Fulton office in the old Palace Hotel.

“We talk about baby-sitting as a business, building a resume, interviewing families and how to determine if a particular family situation is right for you to work with, we do decision making skills and caregiving skills for infants and toddlers such as feeding, toileting and dressing,” said Evie White, a logistics specialist for health and safety services with the Red Cross. “We’ll also teach conscious choking skills for infants and toddlers and First Aid skills.

“It’s a whole gamut of skills they might use as a baby-sitter.”

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