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 Sept. 20 and Oct. 25. 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, when to call 911, poison control, 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.”
Class fee is $45 per person. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272. To learn about services and physicians at USC-VHH, visit USCVHH.org.
Classes are offered at USC-VHH, at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale, in the fourth floor council room.