The BLAST! (Babysitter Lesson and Safety Training) course is designed for young adults ages 11 and older who are potential & new babysitters, their parents and for parents who are considering hiring a babysitter. It is also is the perfect training for mother’s helpers, young people who may be home alone, and scout troops.
The BLAST! program is designed to be fun, exciting and interactive while providing babysitters all the tools necessary to be effective and dynamic babysitters. The class provides extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. Course fee includes a full color easy to follow booklet and babysitting certificate
Are You Ready to Care for Children?
Be Prepared to Answer Questions
Be a Good Guest!
As They Grow: Ages and Stages
Before Saying “Yes” to a Job
A Few Important Points
When a Stranger Calls
House Rules and Routines
Burping a Baby
Preparing for Bed
First Aid Kit/Supplies
Games and Songs
Sitter’s Busy Bag
First Aid: What to Do for an Injured or Sick Child
What is not an Emergency?
What is an Emergency?
Calling 911 for Help
Rescue Breathing and CPR: Child (ages 1-8 years)
Choking: Child (ages 1-8 years)
Rescue Breathing and CPR: Infant (less than 1 year old)
Choking: Infant (less than 1 year old)
Bleeding and Shock
Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
Tooth Knocked Out
2 - 2.5 hours; class size limited to 12 per session.
American Academy of Pediatrics Certificate of BLAST course completion.