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Child & Babysitter Safety Class with CPR AED and Basic First Aid
Havre de Grace United Methodist Church-   July 20  10am - 3pm
StarTUp in Towson- August 2  10am - 3pm


The Child and Babysitter Safety Class with CPR AED and Basic First Aid training class is a comprehensive program designed to equip both children (typically aged 11 and up) and new babysitters with the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children safely and respond effectively in emergencies.  This class includes a babysitter bag containing the essentials needed for babysitting jobs.

Course Overview:

  • Objective:  To provide participants with essential skills for babysitting, childcare and emergency response.

  • Audience:  Pre-teens, teenagers and new babysitters, typically 11 and older.  This is also a great class for students with younger siblings.

Key Components:

Babysitting Basics:

  • Roles and Responsibilities:​ Understanding the duties and responsibilities of a babysitter, including communication with parents and setting boundaries with children.

  • Child Development:  Basic understanding of different age groups, their needs, and how to engage them in age-appropriate activities.

  • Behavior Management:  Techniques for managing common behavioral issues in a positive and effective manner.

Safety and Injury Prevention:

  • Home Safety:  Identifying potential hazards in the home and implementing safety measures to prevent accidents.

  • Outdoor Safety:  Ensuring safety during outside play and activities.

  • Emergency Preparedness:  Creating and following an emergency action plan, including how to contact emergency services.

First Aid Training:

  • Basic First Aid:  Introduction to first aid principles and common injuries such as cuts, bruises, burns and fractures.

  • Wound Care:  Proper techniques for cleaning and bandaging wounds.

  • Choking:  Identifying signs of choking and performing age-appropriate interventions.

  • Allergic Reactions:  Recognizing and responding to allergic reactions, including the use of an EpiPen if necessary.

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation):

  • Infant and Child CPR:  Step-by-step instruction and practice of CPR techniques specific to infants and children.

  • Hands-On Practice:  Supervised practice on manikins to ensure proper technique and confidence in performing CPR.

AED (Automated External Defibrillator):

  • AED Basics:  Understanding what an AED is and how it works.

  • Using an AED:  Step-by-step instruction on how to use an AED in an emergency, including safety precautions and following voice prompts.

  • Hands-On Practice:  Supervised practice on manikins using an AED trainer.


Upon successful completion, participants receive a certification in both Child and Babysitter Safety as well as CPR AED First Aid, which is often required for babysitting jobs.


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