Written By: Sara Bruesewitz
We are currently offering a 20 percent discount on babysitting courses through the end of July. With a course under their belts, teens and young adults can inch closer to financial independence from mom and dad. When I was 12, this was my first job, and I loved it! Babysitting is a great way to make a little cash to buy the things you won’t necessarily get out of your parents. My brother and I were also allowed to stay home alone after school and sometimes in the Summer because we both had American Red Cross babysitting and first aid training, we were given more responsibility! It felt great! Also, because I had the prestigious American Red Cross Babysitting Certification Card, I was able to charge a little more because parents entrusted me with my skills to watch their children.
The Babysitter’s Basics online course, Babysitter’s Training classroom course and the classroom course with Pediatric First Aid/CPR are eligible for the discount using coupon code INDY200913 (case sensitive) when registering online atredcross.org/takeaclass or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. All registrations made through July 31 are eligible for the discount regardless of when the course takes place.
The courses provide students aged 11 years or older with a range of training and skills so they can jumpstart their babysitting career and show potential employers they know their stuff. In each course, participants will learn to care for infants and children up to 10 years old, to keep the children and themselves safe, and to handle a variety of emergencies. Potential sitters also learn how to manage a babysitting business.
Don’t let your kids be this kind of babysitter, sign them up for a training course this summer!