Babysitting Lessons and Safety Training

BLAST  – Tuesday August 23 – 9am – 1pm

MUST Register @ kim 248.689.8380×112

Taught by Nurses from St. John Providence Health System and developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for teens and pre-teens (ages 11 – 15) to learn about the responsibilities of caring for children.  Using scenario-based learning, the class will also address staying safe and dealing with emergency situations.  This class teaches the knowledge and skill necessary to safely care for infants and children including how to:

  • Make good decisions and solve problems.
  • Keep the children and the sitter safe.
  • Infant and Child Choking
  • Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.
  • Interview for the job and manage their babysitting business.
  • Be a good leader and role model. * A healthy brown bag lunch and beverage to eat during class lunchtime (Note: Food must be ready to eat; no microwave meals allowed).   Parents MUST drop off each child in person at the classroom to fill out paperwork.  Children will NOT be released at the end of class except to the parent or guardian.   Participants receive a Certificate of Completion, handouts and materials.
  • Sign up now, limited space available
  • What to bring:* A infant sized doll or stuffed animal to practice diapering & and brown bag lunch
  • The cost is $10 per person, make checks payable to St. John Providence.

Garden of Giving

If you have a backyard garden, you probably have an abundance of produce.  Once you have shared with your family and neighbors, if you still have an abundance left, we can help you share it with others in need, at Lighthouse in Pontiac and seniors on very low income in Troy.

Simply bring your unwashed, fresh produce to St. Anastasia (4571 John R) on Sundays or Wednesdays.  You may drop it off outside, just in the front of the Pastoral Center doors.  There will be containers and a garden fence to indicate the drop off area from August 1 – Sept 15th.

There are many hungry people, not very far away.  You can make a difference just by sharing of yourself and your gifts.

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And the king will say to them in reply, Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:37, 40)


For more information please contact Kim Houseman, 248.689.8380.x112.