Home Alone and Babysitting Classes Now Enrolling Through Parker Rec

Sponsored Content from Parker Parks and Recreation

April 25, 2018

Summer break is quickly approaching! While most kids are eagerly counting down the days to summer freedom, parents may be starting to worry about leaving their kids at home while they are at work. There are many steps and precautions both parents and children can take to ensure everyone is comfortable with a new summer routine. 

It’s important to know what to do in case of an emergency. Parker Parks and Recreation offers a Home Alone and First Aid Class to prepare youth, ages 10 to 14 years, to look after themselves and be prepared for emergencies while home alone. This one-day workshop is held on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Parker Recreation Center. Cost is $48 for Parker residents and $53 for non-residents.

If your older child is looking for more responsibility and to make a little money over summer break, babysitting is a great place to start. Parker Parks and Recreation offers a Babysitting Class that covers Pediatric CPR/First Aid with a two-year certification. 

This class for ages 11 to 15 years also covers personal safety, growth and development, discipline, and injury and illness prevention as well as basic childcare such as diapering, feeding, and bathing. This one-day class is offered on April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, and August 25 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Parker Recreation Center. Cost is $65 per Parker resident and $72 for non-residents.

Parker Recreation offers multiple Youth Enrichment classes and camps. For a full list of classes, please visit