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January 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Future Ready Babysitter Training 2020
This two-day course has been offered since 2009, training teens (11 -18 years old) on basic childcare, household safety, and early childhood development, as well as, a basic understanding of early learning and social/emotional literacy. The childhood nutrition unit is provided through a partnership with Cooking Matters.
For 2020, in partnership with the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and the Future Ready with the Library IMLS grant program, the course now includes integrated career readiness training that addresses early childhood care & education careers, community leadership skills, professionalism, and entrepreneurship. Alumni PRL babysitters may audit the new training topics if they wish.
The full training also features a full-day basic lifesaving course including CPR/ First Aid training, allowing teens to receive official CPR/ First Aid cards from the American Heart Association. The AHA Basic Life Saver training is provided with partnership support from Bayfield High School and Mercy Regional Medical Center.
The class will be held four times in 2020 (see below for dates). Teens (ages 11-18) are invited to apply for the course. Applications are due one week before the course begins. Applicants will be notified 3-5 days before the start of the course as to whether or not they have a confirmed seat in the class.
All teens who participate in our classes become a part of Pine River Library’s Babysitter Referral List. The referral list helps match local teens with Bayfield-area families looking for childcare.
There is a $25 fee for this class, with scholarships available from the Friends of the Pine River Library.
In addition to training new babysitters, the library will also offer a limited number of spaces for Babysitter Training alumni wanting to recertify their CPR/ First Aid cards. The cost for recertification is $20.
Click here to download the application.
For more information about the Future Ready Babysitter Training course contact Becky at (970) 884-2222, ext. 516.
2020 Future Ready Babysitter Trainings
Session 1: January 2nd-3rd, 2020
Applications due by December 28th, 2019
Session 2: March 17th-18th, 2020
Applications due by March 10th, 2020
Session 3: May 28th-29th, 2020
Applications due by May 21st, 2020
Session 4: August 11th-12th, 2020
Applications due by August 4th, 2020