Northwest Fire District offering babysitting program

Northwest Fire District offering babysitting program
Babysitting classes offered by NWFD.

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - This summer Northwest Fire District is offering a 2-day class that is designed to familiarize students with the basic knowledge and skills to safely care for infants and children and will touch on several topics like fire, personal and kitchen safety, as well as infant, child and adult CPR* and basic first aid and several additional topics.

The goal is for participants to have the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.

In order to attend classes, participants must be between the ages of 12 to 15 years old. There is a $35 fee for the class, which will be required when registering. Times for classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days and classes will be held at the NWFD Training Center at 5125 West Camino De Fuego Tucson, 85743.

Register online HERE.

Course dates are:

  • June 4 & 5
  • June 12 & 13
  • June 18 & 19
  • June 26 & 27
  • July 2 & 3
  • July 10 & 11
  • July 16 & 17
  • July 24 & 25

Additional topics include:

  1. Supervising children and infants
  2. Performing basic childcare skills such as diapering and feeding
  3. Handle bedtime and discipline issues
  4. Communicating effectively with parents
  5. Ethical and business principles of babysitting
  6. Ages & stages of development
  7. Age-appropriate activities

*Participants will receive an American Heart Association card upon successful completion of CPR training.

Questions please call (520) 887-1010, ext. 5008 or go online.

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