Children 12 years of age and older looking for opportunities to fill the summer months can learn all about babysitting in a special class offered at Baptist Health Louisville.
The women's health community educator at Baptist Health Louisville teaches students about childcare basics (diapering, bathing and feeding), first aid and what to do if the child is choking. The director of the Baptist Health Louisville Center for Child Development will instruct the new sitters in how to interact with children and the characteristics of each age group. The course is designed to help future sitters gain the confidence needed to do the job well and also feel good about what they’re doing.
Cost of the class is $20 which includes lunch and class materials. Class size is limited. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Baptist Health Information Center at (502) 897-8131. For easy access to the Education Center, parents dropping off students may park in the hospital garage and take the second floor pedway to the hospital. Signs will be posted for the classroom location. Babysitting classes are 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and are offered each June and July. Classes for 2014 will be June 27, July 18 or July 28.
Classes are in the second-floor Education Center of Baptist Health Louisville, 4000 Kresge Way.
Classes fill up quickly. If classes are unavailable at Baptist Health Louisville, monthly Safe Sitter classes are offered year-round at Baptist Health La Grange. For more information on Safe Sitter classes at Baptist Health La Grange, visit baptistnortheast.com/safesitter or call (502) 222-3877.