Red Cross Babysitters Course
- Define leadership and identify role modeling, respect, communication, motivation, taking action and decision making as important leadership skills.
- Identify ways to respect diversity among the children they babysit.
- Apply the FIND decision-making model to common babysitting situations.
- Use safe and appropriate techniques for finding babysitting jobs.
- List good business practices and professional work behaviors for babysitting.
- Identify safety-related problems and know how to prevent, recognize and fix them to create a safer environment in and around the home.
- Identify which behaviors to expect from children based on their ages and developmental stages.
- Describe the importance of play for children’s growth and development.
- List and apply appropriate techniques to prevent misbehavior and help children engage in desired behaviors.
- List at least three types of basic child care.
- Recognize an emergency.
- Identify and apply the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE.
- Explain the differences between life-threatening and nonlife-threatening emergencies.
- Identify who to call and when to call in different emergency situations.
- Describe how to check a conscious child or infant.
- Explain how to care for bleeding and burns.
- Demonstrate the proper way to wash their hands.
- Demonstrate how to properly remove disposable gloves.
- Demonstrate how to pick up and hold an infant and toddler.
- Demonstrate how to bottle-feed an infant.
- Demonstrate how to spoon-feed an infant or toddler.
- Demonstrate how to diaper an infant or toddler.
- Demonstrate how to help a conscious child or infant who is choking.
- Demonstrate how to check an unconscious child or infant.
- Demonstrate how to give care to an unconscious child or infant who is not breathing.
- Demonstrate the steps to control external bleeding.
Wednesday 4/12, #246813A, $85
Location: SWCC, Room 214 (changed from brochure)
Instructor: An American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Instructor
Please bring a lunch.