Oct 16, 2021
The Lansing Area Safety Council offers the online ZOOM Babysitting Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST) course for students ages 11-15. BLAST uses a curriculum prepared by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The 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. It teaches students to avoid distractions, especially television, social media, and cell phones. The primary responsibility for babysitters are the kid(s) under their care. During BLAST, we discuss the rewards with exceeding this responsibility and the consequences of neglecting it.
For BLAST students who would like to become certified in Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED, a training is being held on Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $50. To register, please visit www.safetycouncil.org.