We offer classes at various locations that are open to the community. We also do the following classes for private groups of 15 or more people at your location. There may be a fee associated with some of the classes. The classes for kids meet a variety of Scout badge requirements. Click here to download a Class Request Form.
Please view our calendar of events to find upcoming class dates, times and locations. New dates are added regularly, so please check back regularly if the class you are interested in is not currently listed on the calendar.
Classes For Families:
Family and Friends® CPR: A video-guided program for parents, grandparents and teenagers who babysit (ages 10-15 if accompanied by an adult). Instruction and hands-on practice for infant, child and adult CPR, first aid for choking and the use of AEDs, when appropriate. Course facilitators use the American Heart Association material, which includes a 65-page student manual. (Course does not include certification upon completion.)
Staying Home Alone: This 1.5-hour class will help parents and children determine the child's readiness--physically, mentally, socially and emotionally--to stay home by themselves and help prepare them for this experience. Course includes three workbooks.
Infant Massage: Parents and expectant parents will learn hands-on massage techniques that promote relaxation and help develop a stronger bond with their infant (newborns through age 15 months). Parents who are not able to bring their child will be given a doll for hands-on practice. The class is taught by St. Louis Children’s Hospital Certified Infant Massage Instructors. Each family will receive the illustrated guidebook titled Baby’s First touch: Setp-by-Step Instruction for Infant Massage, as well as a bottle of massage oil.
Classes for Kids:
Babysitting 101: This four-hour class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. Topics include: the business of babysitting, safety/first aid, child development, fun and games. A workbook is included.
Basic Aid Training: This four-hour first-aid program for kids ages 9-12 is taught by a registered nurse. Topics include: emergency action steps, rescue breathing and choking, wounds, fire safety and poison safety.