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Hello fellow BPN-ers!
My thoughtful and responsible 13 year old is looking for a babysitting class
incorporating first aid and CPR. The Alta Bates program, alas, is no more, and
the Red Cross programs are either filled up for months in advance or way out of
the area. Any Suggestions?
Thank you! supportive parent
My oldest daughter took a babysitting class at the El Cerrito Recreation Center.
We don't live in El Cerrito, but it's where the swimming pools are -- off San
Pablo. In North Oakland, you can try Bananas on Claremont Avenue.
My daughter took a great babysitting class and a CPR/first Aid class through
Bananas on Claremont. It was reasonable and well-taught.
mom of baby lover
Have you tried BANANA's in Oakland? www.bananasinc.org, (510) 658-0381
I'm looking for a babysitter training class for my 12 year
old son. I was told the Albany YMCA offers the class but it
looks like it's in the summer only. I checked other places
but couldn't find anything. Do you know of any current
babysitter training classes? Alternatively, I would
consider hiring someone privately to do it for a group of
kids I know who are interested. So if you have a
recommendation for someone to do a private babysitter
training class, that would be great. And, if I can find
someone to do it and you would like your child to
participate (must be 12 years old and up), let me know.
Thank you, BPN
The Red Cross offers a babysitter training class (I took it
way back when *I* was 13) - google ''red cross babysitting
course'' for details. I don't see it offered at the local RC
(http://www.redcrossbayarea.org/), but maybe if you contact
them they'd arrange one for a group - mine was done through
the Girl Scouts.
I just saw this listed in the Berkeley parks & rec catalog
Bananas does teen babysitting classes. Check it out at
mom of teen babysitter
The Red Cross offers babysitter training for teens (I believe it's
11-18 yo). You can sign up on their website. It's $85. The
training is from 9 am - 4 pm. They have the classes in Concord and
Oakland. I signed my 12 yo up, but unfortunately the class was
canceled due to low enrollment. I am going to sign her up for a
different session and hope this one isn't canceled.
Need babysitter training also
Where can a young teen take babysitting classes?
Lafayette Recreation Department regularly offers this class.
My son took a babysitting class and a babysitting first aid class at
Bananas last summer. It was inexpensive and well done.
The Orinda Community Center has babysitting classes for teens. My daughter (12-years-
old) took it and found it useful.
The Red Cross offers a baby-sitting class monthly, a different Red
Cross location each month. My 13-year old daughter took it at the
Oakland Red Cross office on Broadway, across from Kaiser: 510-595-
4400. The Oakland office is part of the Red Cross of the Bay Area
I'm wondering if anyone knows of any classes that teach
teenagers how to care for infants? I checked Eden Medical
Center's ''Super Babysitter'' clinics but it looks like they're
more designed for caring for toddlers.
Pleasant Hill Recreation Center offers teen classes in infant care, including CPR. Go
here: http://www.pleasanthillrec.com/ and click on the 'teen scene'' link on the left
i posted this a few days ago in the ''teens'' section. i am looking for a
comprehensive babysitting class for
teenagers. i know that the red cross and some hospitals offer them, but i
can't find anything currently being
offered. plus, i'm looking for something beyond ''infant cpr & first
aid,'' maybe something that has a child
development component, behavior management hints, activity suggestions,
etc. does anyone know of anything like this?
I happened to see an ad yesterday in our San Leandro Rec
Dept. Booklet. Don't know where you are located, so I don't
know if this would help you. But I presume that other Library
systems may have something similar, so perhaps you could call
and find out. (NB: I'd say that what you are looking for is probably
beyond the scope of most ''sitting'' classes, though--sounds more
like parenting classes. You might consider sending the teen to
a parenting series, if the teacher will allow it.)
2nd Annual Babysitting Workshop
Friday June 28, 2-5pm
Boys and Girls ages 11-14
Mrs. Lee from the Eden Medical Center
will teach diapering, burping, feeding, basic first aid
Miss Penny from the Library will teach reading stories, making crafts, and
Register at the SL Main Library Info Desk.
Questions? Call Debbie at 577-3965
or e-mail dreagan AT san-leandro.ca.us
Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley offers the following:
Super Babysitters Clinic
Babysitting may look easy, but once you're alone with a
two-year-old having a tantrum or a four-year-old with a
scraped knee, you may wonder how you'll survive those
few hours. Geared for boys and girls ages 11 to 14, learn
how to handle these and other situations that you may
encounter while babysitting.
Sat- Jun 1, 02 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat- Oct 5, 02 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
I know Bananas (on Claremont Ave in Oakland) occasionally
offers a short (1-2 day) babysitting class for teens. Give
them a call to see when the next one is.
A Berkeley mom
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