I don't know about you, but babysitting was my first job and that goes for a lot of teens. Now that I'm a mom, I'm super concerned with making sure that the person who watches my son is fully capable. I can't speak for all parents, but I can tell you if I had to pick between someone with training and someone without to watch my little guy, the person with training would probably be who I'd go with.

The American Red Cross of the Southern Tier wants to make sure that new babysitters have the training and confidence they need to care for little ones (from infants to bigger kids) and also how deal with emergency if one pops up and that's why they'll be holding a Babysitter’s Training class.

The Babysitter's Training Class is for young people ages 11 to 15 and will take place on Saturday, July 23rd, from 9am-4pm at the American Red Cross office at 620 East Main Street in Endicott.

The Babysitter’s Training class will include hands-on activities, videos, role-playing, take home training and discussions covering topics like diapering and feeding, bedtime and disciplinary issues, how to identify safety hazards and prevent injuries and more.

For more on what's included in the course, cost, and to reserve a spot (space is limited), reach out to the American Red Cross at 800-733-2767.

[via American Red Cross]