This course covers how to handle the basics of childcare, how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and injuries, and how to perform first aid for common childhood injuries. Participants also learn about choking prevention and relief, and how to call 911. We will also teach you how to set up and run your own babysitting business. Handouts will be sent before the class.
***WAITLIST HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS CLASS. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN*** PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL BE "WAITLISTED" FOR THIS CLASS AT TIME OF REGISTRATION AND WILL NOT BE CHARGED UNTIL THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS REQUIRED HAS BEEN REACHED. WHEN THAT MINIMUM HAS BEEN SATISFIED, YOU WILL BE MOVED FROM THE WAITLIST AND AN INVOICE FOR PAYMENT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU. AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL EMAIL WITH LOGIN INFORMATION TO JOIN THE CLASS.
Instructor: Juanita Allen Kinglsey, EMT
About Our Instructor:
Juanita Allen Kingsley is the owner of AllenKingsley - Lifelong Learning Essentials. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University. She completed her EMT training at Northeastern University and received Wilderness EMT Certification through Mountain Aid Training International.
A word from Juanita:
I became a wilderness-certified EMT about 20 years ago. But rather than working in the field, I used the training I received to create a menu of health and safety programs that I now teach in over 30 Town Recreation Departments and businesses, schools, and faith communities. I’m intrigued by the idea that we can take just a few hours and focus on one topic in a class of kids who don’t know each other at first. There’s a magic that happens as the group comes together, children share their own stories, and we learn from each other as much as from the material I am teaching. A childhood of living in several different countries has made me sensitive to being the “new kid,” and I am determined to make every child feel comfortable in our classes. Whether it’s First Aid, Babysitting, or Home Alone Safety, our time together is separate from the competitiveness of academics, the rigors of athletics, and the scrutiny of social media; it’s about life. My philosophy has always been that we have a responsibility to take care of our own health and wellness and help others do the same. My programs are my way of extending that practice to our community. We’re teaching health and wellness when we learn how to avoid dehydration in a First Aid class or properly use a plunger in Home Alone Safety! These are skills we’ll have forever.