American Red Cross Offering Twenty Percent Off Babysitting Classes Through End Of July

With summer in full swing, many teenagers are looking for ways to inch closer to financial independence from mom and dad.  Acquiring babysitter’s training from the American Red Cross is a great way to make some extra money in the summer. For the next two weeks, any resident who signs up for a babysitting class offered by the local American Red Cross will receive a twenty percent discount.

For the month of July, area residents can register for all babysitting classes offered by the American Red Cross at a 20 percent discount. This includes the Babysitting Basics online course and the Babysitter’s Training classroom course. All registrations made through July 31 are eligible for the discount regardless of when the course takes place. Online courses are regularly priced at $25, while classroom courses are regularly priced at $85.

Interested residents can use coupon code INDY200913 (case sensitive) when registering online at redcross.org/takeaclass or when calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

The courses give students babysitting information to ensure children stay safe while in the protection of their caretakers. The classes are designed to prepare students ages 11 and older for the basics of babysitting. 

The training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children up to age 10, as well as how to manage a babysitting business. Particular aspects of the class include managing the business of babysitting, playing with kids of all ages, caring for kids, and determining what to do in an emergency. Each student who completes the class with an 80 percent or better is officially certified and receives a printable diploma.

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