Hi - wondering if anyone has details to share on a babysitting program for preteens and/or teens that might be offered?
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Have you checked with the Red Cross? They had a program although it was a little pricey.
We ran a babysitting class recently through ECSI - Emergency Care & Safety Institute, http://www.ecsinstitute.org/. The class was called BLAST which stands for Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training - more info, click here. The contact was Sally Becker, email@example.com. It was a great class! She trained about 12 students ages 12 & up. It was much more reasonable than running it through Red Cross and the class was received very well. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. Dan MacLean, TTCC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 744-2713
We offer babysitting through the SafeSitter program safesitter.org/. We trained a couple of instructors and now we can teach our own classes. We did have to pay for the training but, then you only have to pay for books and supplies. We offer the class two or three times a year.
We just started using the Safe Sitter Program here. We've contracted out to Michelle Panaccione from Pepperill, MA who is an authorized instructor. Her website is: https://sites.google.com/site/michellestrainingservices/babysitting.
You can also go thru Safe Sitter to get your own staff certified to teach the class https://safesitter.org/get-started/
We just started registration for our babysitting class. It's already full and had to add a second class. The instructor Gail is from CoastalCPR.com. Very reasonably priced, nice and helpful.
We had our first Safe Sitter Class a couple of weeks ago. It was a great success! We put out a request for interest in becoming an instructor within our community and we had three people show interest. Two of them and our program coordinator went through the training. I think we are going to be very happy with this program.
FYI, we used the Red Cross for years for both Babysitter and Safe on My Own, but found their prices became too high and they started requiring a financial commitment from our department if the class did not fill.
Hope this helps.
Thanks to everyone who responded - much appreciated! I plan to follow up on any of the suggestions and hopefully get this in place.
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