The Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC) invites all teens that are interested in offering babysitting services to register for the upcoming CCAC Kid Care Academy. It is a two-day training program that prepares teens to provide safe, healthy, age-appropriate and fun childcare in the children’s own homes. Parents who hire Kid Care Academy graduates will have the peace of mind knowing that the sitters who are looking after their children have had specialized training.

The Kid Care Academy is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3-4 at the CCAC training room (401 W. Market St.)

Lunch and snacks will be provided both days.

The first day of training will focus on ages and stages of child development, positive guidance techniques, health and safety practices, activities for children of different ages, communication skills and business management. The second day will be devoted to first aid and CPR training.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive official certificates of training, Kid Care binders, and Kid Care goody bags.

To register for the Kid Care Academy, visit

The cost for both days of training is $50 per student. This fee helps cover the costs of materials, lunch, snacks, and training certificates. Attendance is limited to 10 students.

For more information about the CCAC visit the aforementioned website, or the group’s Facebook page.

The CCAC office is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The phone number is (361) 255-3000.

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