The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital family education program offers babysitting classes tailored for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. Classes will be held on Feb. 22, March 29, April 26, May 31 and June 28. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the hospital.
The babysitting class is an interactive course that teaches participants valuable skills, including infant/child CPR, basic first aid, home/auto safety, accident prevention, telephone skills, safety tips, poison control information, fire/earthquake plans and other helpful childcare advice. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an infant/child CPR participation card and a babysitting certificate.
“The purpose of this program is to teach the students what to do in an emergency and how to stay calm,” said Teri Rice, family education program coordinator at USC-VHH. “Students are also taught how to access 9-1-1.”
Classes are offered at USC-VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale, 91208, in the council room (located on the fourth floor lobby).
Class fee is $45 per person. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272 or visit http://www.uscvhh.org.