Updated: August 1, 2013 6:03AM
The New Lenox Fire Protection District is offering Babysitting Academy for district residents ages 11 to 16 from 8 a.m. to noon July 29, 30 and 31.
The session will cover how to properly care for infants and children of different ages and stages and activities of interest to those age groups. A visitor from the New Lenox Public Library will teach techniques for reading to children.
The course includes fire safety, fire extinguisher training and certification in CPR and First Aid. A New Lenox police officer will discuss “stranger danger” with the students.
Registration forms are available at the district office, 261 E. Maple St.
The fee for the course is $35 which includes a babysitter handbook.
Information is with Marisa Schrieber, public education coordinator, at (815) 463-4500.