The Lansing Area Safety Council offers the Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST) course for students ages 11-15. In utilizing the curriculum prepared by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the BLAST course provides training in the fundamentals of childcare, household safety, selecting safe and suitable games and activities, choosing healthy snacks, preventing accidents, developing your babysitting business, and so much more.
During the BLAST course, we stress and role play how to avoid distractions, especially as it relates to watching television, engaging in social media, and talking on the telephone. As you already know, the primary responsibility for the babysitter is the kid(s) under their care. In building credibility for their business and brand reputation, we expose the celebrations and challenges associated with exceeding or neglecting this primary responsibility.
The instructor will provide adult supervision. Parents/guardians/caregivers are required to check the student in and out with the instructor.