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Babysitting Course for Teens

Our babysitting course for teens Monday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is for teens 12 years old or older. The Cost is $50. Payment must be received in advance by check. Pizza lunch will be provided. The course will be held in the Building 1 Clinical Classroom at 301 Sicomac Ave. Participants will receive a CHCC certificate of completion and CPR card. Instructors are Elaine Peneno, RN, MPH, American Heart Association (AHA) CPR instructor, and Robert Ehlers, an emergency medical technician and AHA CPR instructor.

Topics covered in the morning session include staying home alone safely, diapering and feeding an infant, age-specific and appropriate fun activities, child-care safety, basic first aid, how to get a babysitting job safely, what to do when the child is sick or injured, how to handle behavior problems, cleaning up after yourself, and setting a fee for work completed. In the afternoon, participants will take the AHA Friends and Family CPR Course and will learn how to do CPR on adults, children, and infants, and learn what to do when someone is choking. Participants will receive an official AHA CPR book and CPR card.

Space is very limited, and registration is required. To register, call Emily Brautigan, Clinical Education Administrative Assistant at (201) 848-5510 or email, or Marlene Jarvis, Quality and Nurse Executive Leadership Council Administrative Assistant at (201) 848-4423 or email

Once the call or email is received, a confirmation letter with a consent form will be sent out. Once the check and consent form are received, confirmation of registration is complete. The deadline for registration is Thursday, June 25. Checks can be mailed to Emily Brautigam’s attention at Christian Health, 301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481.