The American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter is offering babysitter’s training Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, at 106 High St.

Adolescents 11-15, can get knowledge, skills and confidence needed to care for infants and children. This training teaches participants to: develop leadership skills; perform first aid and CPR; know how to get medical help fast; identify common safety hazards and prevent injuries; make good, responsible decisions; supervise infants through school-aged children; choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games; and perform basic care routines such as diapering, feeding and dressing.

Participants will receive an American Red Cross certificate for the training and First Aid/CPR training. Cost is $50 per student. Scholarships may be available for military personnel and family members.

The babysitter’s training has been reviewed and supported by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Girl Scouts of the USA, Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, JCC Association and 4-H. For more information, call 941-2903, ext. 105 or email

Seating is limited and all paid registrations need to be received no later than Wednesday, April 20.

The Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross serves northern, central, and eastern Maine with fire and disaster relief, Armed Forces Emergency, community preparedness, and health and safety training services.