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Red Cross offers baby-sitting class

Red Cross offers baby-sitting class

October 25th, 2012 in News

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."