East Providence Rec Department offers babysitter training course

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Parks and Recreation Department will offer a babysitter’s certification program for youth ages 11-16 during the holiday school break on Thursday, Dec. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program will take place at the Recreation Center located at 100 Bullocks Point Ave. Course instructors are registered nurses with over 30 years’ experience in the health care field and are American Heart Association certified CPR and First Aid instructors.  Nurses Cathy & Donna will provide a fast paced, interactive and fun learning experience.

The first three hours of instruction focuses on CPR and choking for the adult, child and infant.  Students will also learn how to use an AED. The second half of the program will cover learning the elements of 1st aid and child safety, and stages of child development.

Participants will also learn how to change and feed a baby and how to get their babysitting business started. Program fee is $65 per person which includes a CPR book, reference materials, a certificate of completion and snacks. Class size is limited.

To register please call the Recreation Center at 401-433-6360.

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