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HK Rec Dept: Babysitter Training

Submitted by Josselyn Salafia.

The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering the American Red Cross Babysitting Course this Fall. Class will meet Wednesdays, October 5 & 19 & 26, 2016  from 5:45 – 8:00 pm and session 2 will meet Wednesdays, November 2 & 9 & 16, 2016 from 5:45 – 8:00 pm.  Both will be held in the HK Lower Media Center.  The fee is $72 and includes a Red Cross Babysitting Manual and Certificate. Non-residents please add $10.

There will be  a CPR for Babysitters session on Tuesday and Thursday, December 6 & 8, 2016 from 5:45 – 7:45 pm at the HK Lower Media Center. The fee is $46 (non-residents add $10).  Must have taken the Babysitter’s Training class in order to take the CPR section.

The course is for students ages 11 – 15, and is designed to prepare them for babysitting.

This American Red Cross Program has been updated to include Basic Child Care, First Aid for breathing and bleeding emergencies, and injury prevention as well as covering other important topics to prepare young adults for babysitting. Students will not become certified in CPR or 1st Aid, but will gain knowledge. This class is an excellent opportunity to help students build self-confidence as well as job leadership, and decision-making skills.

For more information and how to register, call the HK Recreation Dept. at 860-345-8334 or visit to register on-line.