Loudoun residents ages 11 to 14 who are considering getting into the babysitting business might consider monthly Safe Sitter classes offered by INOVA Loudoun Hospital.
For $70, the prospective entrepreneurs will participate in a curriculum created by a pediatrician that includes the following:
- Babysitting as a business
- Success on the job
- Childcare essentials
- Safety for the sitter
- Injury management
- Preventing problem behavior
- CPR techniques training (no certification)
- Care of choking infant
- Care of choking child
To pass the class, students must pass a practical and written test to show they have grasped the concepts and can handle an emergency.
Classes are taught from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, except holiday weekends, at the hospital’s Lansdowne campus, 44045 Riverside Parkway, in Leesburg. The class cost includes a student handbook and snacks, and group discounts are available.
To register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter, call (703) 858-8818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advanced registration is required.