Haldimand County youth aged 11 to 15 can now complete the Red Cross Babysitting Course at the Caledonia, Cayuga and Dunnville Library Branches. This nationally recognized program is designed to help participants develop self-assurance, knowledge and skills required not only for babysitting duties, but also when at home. Topics covered in the course include caring for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children as well as creating safe environments and how to handle emergencies.
Revised to ensure participant safety, the Red Cross Babysitting Course will now run for 5 consecutive days after school. Participants will be required to attend all 5 days to receive their certificate. The number of participants has been reduced to ensure social distancing is maintained throughout the program. Masks must be worn by all participants.
The course cost is $40 per person and registration must be completed in person at the Caledonia, Cayuga and Dunnville Library branches.
The course dates, times and locations are as follows:
HCPL Caledonia Branch
Monday October 19-Friday October 23
4:00pm - 5:15pm
HCPL Cayuga Branch
Monday October 26 – Friday October 30
3:30pm - 4:45pm
HCPL Dunnville Branch
Monday November 2- Friday November 6
3:30pm - 4:45pm
For more information on the Red Cross Babysitting Course or other library programs, please contact Katrina Krupicz, Community Outreach/Inreach Coordinator.
More information about library services can be found at www.haldimandlibrary.com as well as the library’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.