By Betsy Thorpe
Young aspiring child care providers, ages 11-15 are encouraged to participate in the American Red Cross Babysitter Training class offered once a month at the Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s Fairview Recreation Complex. The Babysitting Training Class is taught by Red Cross certified Health & Safety Instructor, Cyndea Wendell, who over the last ten years has taught various American Red Cross courses including; CPR, First Aid, AED Training, Emergency Response, Wilderness First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Workplace Modules (i.e., Your Heart Matters; Workplace Violence Awareness; Managing Stress; Ergonomics; Back Injury Prevention; and Slips, Trips, and Falls), and Operation Always Ready.
Students of the Babysitting Training Class learn skills relevant to providing quality child care. They are instructed to be a leader and a good role model and learn the importance of making good decisions and how to maintain a safe environment. They also learn the proper response to various emergencies. Instructor, Cyndea Wendell, said, “Babysitter’s Training is my favorite Red Cross course to teach — probably because I enjoyed being a babysitter myself. And now I know that my time spent as a teen babysitter would have been even more enjoyable had I been well-trained for the job. This is a very interesting and fun course where students gain the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants through hands-on activities, interactive video, and lively discussions. It’s perfect for anyone 11 to 15 years old who wants to be the best babysitter they can be!”
In addition to learning how to provide responsible child care, attendees of the training class will also learn to write a resume and how to conduct themselves during a job interview. After completing the course students will receive an American Red Cross Babysitter certificate.
To register for a Babysitting Training Class on January 24 February 21,or March 21, call Cyndea Wendell at 615 585-9055, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, pre-registration is required. The class meets from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m at the Fairview Recreation Center at 2714 Fairview Boulevard. Registration fee is $50.00. Private classes can be scheduled by individuals and organizations with a minimum of ten students. Ms. Wendell is an authorized provider for both the Williamson County Red Cross and the Nashville Area Red Cross.
For more information on The Babysitting Training Class or on Instructor, Cyndea Wendell visit http://www.redcrossbabysitter.com