Babysitting course available at Haldimand County Public Library

Haldimand County youth aged 11 to 15 can now register at the Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville, Hagersville, Selkirk and Jarvis library branches for the Red Cross Babysitting course. The course is a nationally recognized program designed to help participants develop the self-assurance, knowledge and skills required for not only babysitting duties, but also being at home alone. 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.

The Red Cross Babysitting Course will run over five days and participants will be required to attend all five sessions and demonstrate a responsible and mature attitude in order to receive their certificate of completion.

The cost of the course is $40 per person and registration must be completed in person at the library branch. The maximum number of participants in each course is 12, ensuring student safety and success.

The dates, times and locations of the upcoming, in-person babysitting courses are:

  • Dunnville library branch – May 9-13, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • Cayuga library branch – May 30-June 3, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • Jarvis library branch – June 6-10, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • Hagersville library branch – June 13-17, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • Selkirk library branch — July 18-22, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • Caledonia library branch – August 15-19, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

For further information on this or other library programming, please contact Katrina Krupicz, Community Outreach/Inreach Coordinator, Haldimand County Public Library at 905-318-5932 ext. 6552,  or by email at Visit or connect on Facebook for information on programs, collections and more.