NTC to offer babysitting certification class

Published: Oct. 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2022 at 12:01 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A class to help prepare tweens and teens to babysit younger siblings or other children has a number of offerings this fall and winter.

Andrea Reede is a Red Cross Babysitting Instructor. She said anyone 10 years and up should consider taking the class. She said the class also teaches life skills.

“We teach them how to hold a baby. Feed them. Change them. We teach first aid, basic first aid as well as CPR during it. So it’s not just those looking to babysit, but also those who are looking for some life skills,” Reede said.

This American Red Cross Babysitting Certification course will prepare youth to be safe, effective and responsible babysitters. The training is designed to provide universal skills in areas that every babysitter should know, including basic care for infants and children, basic First Aid, child behavior and appropriate activities, emergency protocols, and more.

The class is offered in Merrill, Phillips and Wausau. The cost is $60. The class is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on each date.

Click here to register.