JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – When you leave your children home with younger siblings do they know what to do in case of an emergency?
Sunday afternoon the American Red Cross offered the answer during a babysitting training course.
Participants ages 11 to 15 took part in the interactive session that teaches caring for infants and older children.
They learned everything from changing diapers to infant and child CPR and even preparing simple meals.
Participants said there are many advantages to taking the course.
"The first reason is the education, so I can have other parents ask me if I want to baby sit for them. Two to get some money and three to show my brothers and sisters they can do this stuff too," said 13 year old Jasmine Wells.
"They also learn how to be little business women. We teach them how to fill out a resume. We teach them how to interview parents for the job, just like they're being interviewed," said training instructor Cindy Foster.
After completing the three and a half hour course participants earn an American Red Cross training certificate.
The cost is $40.00 per child and $50.00 for two.
For more information about the courses and to schedule future classes call Barbara Davis at 601-353-5442 extension 101.
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