Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hamden Youth Services Bureau offering babysitting courses

HAMDEN — The Youth Services Bureau is offering two Red Cross-certified two-day instructional baby-sitting courses this summer, for ages 11 to 15.

Classes are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20, 21 and Aug. 24, 25 1 at the Hamden Youth Center, 60 Putnam Ave.

Classes will be taught by Youth Services outreach counselor Beth Chiarillo, a certified American Red Cross baby-sitting instructor.

The courses offered will provide students with basic information required to responsibly care for children, including feeding and diapering as well as emergency techniques necessary to ensure a safe environment.

Registration fee for each two-day training is $60 for town residents, $10 for paid Hamden Youth Center members and $70 for nonresidents (includes the handbook and the certificate).

Registration forms are available 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the bureau, Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine St., or at www.hamden.com under events.

For more details, contact Chiarillo at 203-777-2610 or bstudniarski@hamden.com.

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