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Recreation Department Offers Babysitters' Course

The East Providence recreation department is offering a babysitters' certification course.

A babysitter’s certification course is being offered today by the East Providence Parks and Recreation Department.

The course is open to any child ages 11-16 at the recreation center at 100 Bullocks Point Ave. in Riverside. It runs from 9 am to 3 pm. 

Course instructors are registered nurses with more than 30 years’ experience . They are American Heart Association certified in CPR and first aid.

The first three hours of instruction will focus on CPR and choking for the adult, child and infant.  Students will also learn how to use an AED. 

The second half of the program will cover learning the elements of first aid and child safety, and stages of child development. 

Participants will also learn how to change and feed a baby and how to get their babysitting business started!

There is a fee of $65. It includes a CPR book, reference materials, a certificate of completion and snacks.

For more information, call the recreation Center at 401-433-6360.

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