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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:00 pm

Northwest Fire has a two-day offering

When is a young person old enough to watch children? Age 12? 14?

How about after completion of a class that teaches what to expect and how to entertain different ages, as well as CPR, First Aid, and fire extinguisher skills?

Teens looking to begin babysitting careers can pick up the basics and more this summer at a babysitting class offered by Northwest Fire District.

The two-day class is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 and 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Students must be at least 11 years old and should bring a sack lunch, a release said.

A registration fee of $20 must be paid in advance to reserve a spot.

For additional information, or to register, call Northwest Fire Life Safety Service at 887-1010.

Golder Ranch's day- long course is June 16

Golder Ranch Fire District is offering a course for babysitters.

The day-long course is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3885 E. Golder Ranch Rd., Catalina.

Students can learn the basics of child care, including CPR and First Aid, fire safety, age-appropriate safety tips, feeding and changing a baby and lessons in responsibility, the release said.

"The course will enable the new sitter to manage the job with professionalism and confidence," it added.

The cost is $25 for district residents and $35 for non-residents. It is limited to young people ages 12-16.

People may call 818-1017 to register.

Young people are urged to register early. Class size is limited to 20.

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