After more than 25 years of providing the Alberta Safety Council’s Babysitting Safety Course, we are passing the reigns to the St Albert Family Resource Centre (FRC) starting February 2020.
Luckily, St. Albert FRC is conveniently located in the same location as CIVC! They are a good host for this program as their mission is "Strengthening families through meaningful and educational programming in a safe and supportive environment."
To register for upcoming Babysitting courses in 2020, please call St Albert FRC at 780-459-7377. Check their Winter Program Guide for details.
Alberta Safety Council's Babysitters' Safety Program
This two-day course is for students aged 12 and up* who want to start earning extra money through babysitting. It is offered several times per year and covers:
The Role of the Babysitter
Caring for Children
Positive Behaviour Management
Home Safety and Injury Prevention
Each course is taught by a qualified instructor and, when available, members of the St. Albert Fire Department join the session to speak with students about safety and handling emergencies.
*Students who are at least 11.5 at the time of the course may register.
Students who achieve a grade of 70% or more receive a certificate showing they are trained babysitters.
What to Bring
Student must bring pen, pencil and paper and a cloth diaper/tea towel and doll to the first class. Students are also encouraged to bring a snack, lunch and drink to classes.
Child Care Connect
Participants can use our Child Care Connect Facebook page to let community members know they are available to babysit.
Diane Rurka is a mother of three. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration, specializing in Community Development, which she obtained from the University of Alberta. Diane has lived in St. Albert for over 30 years and for about the same amount of time Diane has taught this course here and in other communities, such as Sturgeon County and Edmonton.
Maureen Fiebich moved to St. Albert from Barrhead in 2015, where she was substitute teaching as well as working as coordinator for the regional EcMap initiative, a program established by AHS to develop supports for families with preschool children. Maureen offers language and literacy tutoring in her home for children in the early grades. She has a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and has spent the last 20+ years with her own kids and teaching elementary school (grades K-4).
Registration and Payment:
Use our online registration form to register. If you select credit card as your choice of payment, you will be taken to PayPal where you can complete the transaction, even if you do not have a PayPal account.
You may choose to pay by cash or cheque, but please note payment is due within 10 days of registration, or at least five (5) days before the course start date, whichever is first.
If you choose to pay via cash or cheque, please print a copy of the email you receive after you submit your registration and mail or drop it off along with payment to the address below (in the footer).
9 am to 4 pm each day