For a lot of teens, babysitting is their first job and the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier wants to make sure they have the training and confidence needed to care for infants, work with children and deal with emergencies.

The American Red Cross's Babysitter's Training class is for youth ages 11 to 15 and will take place on Saturday March 8th from 9am-4pm at the Red Cross office at 620 East Main Street in Endicott.

The Babysitter's Training class will include hands-on activities, videos, role-playing, take home training and discussions covering topics like diapering and feeding, bedtime and disciplinary issues, how to identify safety hazards and prevent injuries and more.

The cost of the class is $75, which includes Babysitter's Training Certificate from the American Red Cross, handbook and CD ROM. Spaced is limited and advance registration is required. To register, call 800-733-2727.