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Red Cross Babysitter Training offered in April

American Red Cross Babysittter Training will be offered at two different locations in April: 

  • Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Middle School (OHMS), Benton-Carroll-Salem School District students may be registered by calling Mrs. Lenz at OHMS, 419-898-6217
  • Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Bataan School in Port Clinton, Port Clinton City School District students may be registered by calling Mrs. Martinez at Bataan, 419-734-3931

Participants should be 11-13 years old and are asked to pack a sack lunch.

American Red Cross Babysitter Training helps students prepare for the unexpected and respond to emergencies in a calm and confident manner. This course teaches leadership skills, safe play, basic first aid, rescue breathing, and how to clear an obstructed airway. Safety precautions regarding severe weather events are also a part of the curriculum. 

Students who are left in charge of their younger siblings after school and on weekends, as well as those left in self-care, find Babysitter’s Training to be a resource to develop the necessary skills needed to increase their self-confidence.  

Participants receive a take home handbook with a DVD and a certification card upon completion.  

This training is offered to students residing within their respective school districts thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation. Space is limited to the first 15 registrations at each site.

 

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