St. Louis Children's Hospital at Missouri Baptist offers several classes at Missouri Baptist.
Babysitting 101: This 4-hour class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. Topics include: the business of babysitting, safety/first-aid, child development, fun and games. A workbook, backpack and light snack are included.
Staying Home Alone: This 1.5-hour class will help parents and children determine the child's readiness--physically, mentally, socially and emotionally--to stay home by themselves and help prepare them for this experience. Course includes three workbooks.
Family and Friends® CPR: This video-guided program is for parents, grandparents and teenagers who babysit (ages 10-15 if accompanied by an adult). Instruction and hands-on practice for infant, child and adult CPR, first aid for choking and the use of AEDs when appropriate. Course facilitators use the American Heart Association material. Course includes a 65-page student manual. Course does not include certification.
Pre-registration for these classes is required; please call 314-454-KIDS.