The American Red Cross is Offering Babysitter’s Training Courses

MUSKEGON, Mich., July 15, 2014 – The American Red Cross is offering Babysitter’s Training courses at a reduced rate this summer.

Babysitting is a valuable first job for teens and pre-teens. Knowing how to better care for the young builds confidence to hold, feed, and care for infants and toddlers, work with children safely, and handle emergency situations. Babysitter’s training is also a great first step to learning entrepreneurial and career development skills.

The course is approximately six hours long and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations, and multiple hands on practice sessions and training in first aid.  The course is designed for 11-15 year olds.

The classes will be held at the American Red Cross at 313 W. Webster, in downtown Muskegon, 49440.

Classes are scheduled for:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm

This course is open to the general public.  Pre-registration and payment is required for all classes. Call 1-800-733-2767, selection #3 or visit: to register. Select the Muskegon location and the babysitting class category. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certification from the Red Cross and a packet containing a book and CD.  PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH TO TRAINING

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.