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Babysitter training in the Baltimore/Annapolis area

Listed below are classes scheduled in the Annapolis area to train teens and preteens for babysitting.

The classes are either through The Safe Sitter® or the American Red Cross. Read on for more information. If you know if a class in your area e-mail editor@chesapeakefamily.com so we can add it to the list.


The Safe Sitter® Classes

Baltimore Washington Medical Center Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A program for pre-teen babysitters ages 11-13. Participants will gain confidence with babysitting skills and abilities in caring for young children in emergency and non-emergency situations. $50.
301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, 21061 410-787-4367

Chester River Hospital Center March 2, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A one-day class for young people, ages 11 to 13 years of age focusing on first aid, rescue skills and behavior management techniques necessary for handling medical or household emergencies, which may occur while caring for a young child. The instructors are hospital nurses with pediatric experience. $40 including an instructional manual and book bag. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Classes are held in the Education Center at Chester River Hospital Center. To register and for more information, call 410-778-7668, x2175 or email cnelson@chesterriverhealth.org. 100 Brown St., Chestertown 21620


More babysitting classes

Safe Sitter® classes are also offered at the following locations. Call to find out dates and times of upcoming classes.

Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Auxilliary, 5200 Southwestern Blvd. Baltimore 21227

Shore Health System 219 South Washington St., Easton 21601

American Red Cross Babysitter Training

The following courses are sponsored by the American Red Cross and help teens and preteens: develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business; keep the themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old. Cost is $85

Upcoming classes include:
Anne Arundel – Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd, Severna Park 21146
Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Howard County – Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way,
Columbia 21045
Feb. 16, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

See our story on finding the perfect babysitter. It includes tips on how you know your teen is ready to babysit.


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