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Babysitting Course

Stephanie Daus Christine Demler Mike Dugan Laura Maclam

Community Need
In 2000, 1 million 723 thousand children under the age of 9 were treated for an unintentional fall related injury (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). This was the number one reason children required treatment. Having a trained and certified babysitter can reduce the risk of injuries.

Program Commitments
Having a deep and genuine love for children of all ages, we

believe in protecting adolescents and the children they are watching. We use instructional methods that foster success and strive to make all interactions constructive and energizing Providing curriculum that is developmentally appropriate to the intellectual and emotional capabilities of the youth we teach. We are committed to providing the community with a safe and reliable resource for youth to be trained as safe and trusted babysitters.

Home Alone Prevention Unit Outline

Youth learn: How to rescue a choking child Infant and Child CPR How to evaluate an injury and determine how to get help Prevent problem behavior and learn news ways to redirect safe play Keep themselves safe in threatening situations or when a power outage occurs Care for a child's basic needs including feeding, toileting and entertaining

Offering youth ages 13-15 the opportunity to receive the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe and responsible care for infants and children. We focus on leadership, safety and safe play, basic first aid, critical emergency action skills, and professionalism.

Protecting the health and welfare of

Providing nurturing, positive experiences Providing relevant and medically accurate


Promoting Professional Development

Organizational Goals
1. Providing the community with safe, effective, supported and certified babysitters using the latest evidence based practice and research. 2. Be leaders in the community on safe child care.

Organizational Objectives
1. To train and certify 100 youth this year. 2. To pass at least 90% of students taking the course. 3. To offer continued support for graduates, including phone support, in-office support, and refresher courses. 4. To evaluate effectiveness of the program through parent and teen feedback with a positive feedback score of 85% from responses received. 5. To achieve a 90% pass rate in the Pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications. 6. To set up a babysitting network in which students can find work and parents can find sitters to meet their needs with 85% finding jobs.

Home Alone Prevention Unit Organizational Chart

Consultant Finance President Consultant Information Technologist

Office Manager


Position Descriptions

President - The president of the company will make decisions to keep the company on track to fulfilling its mission, philosophy, goals, and objectives. The president position is paid as a part-time position based on 20 hours per week. Benefits are not available. Specific duties include:

hiring and firing of personnel troubleshooting with employees and clients interactions between other companies and governmental licensing agencies public spokesperson for the company lead instructor of the company responsible for integrating the latest in evidence-based practice for babysitting practice and instruction into the classroom.

Office Manager - The office manager will keep the office running efficiently and effectively. The office manager will report to the president. The office manager is a part-time position working 20 hours per week with no benefits. Specific duties include:

answers the phone makes classroom appointments for students receives payments keeps the website up to date inputs and exports data into the database orders office supplies.

Position Descriptions

Instructor - The instructor will teach the babysitting classes along with the president. The instructor will be paid per student enrolled in the courses. No benefits will be offered. Reports to the president. Specific duties include:

teaches babysitting classes assists in manning and answering the support hotline orders classroom supplies issues certificates.

Consultants - The consultants will be paid on an as-needed basis. They are not employees of the company.

An informational technological expert will be consulted for computer, phone, and technical advice, set-up, and problems. A financial expert will be consulted for company budget and finance advice, set-up, and problems.

Marketing Plan
Environmental Assessment
An environmental scan shows the Red Cross offers classes both online and in the classroom. Classroom price is $85 (American Red Cross, 2013). The Red Cross does not offer support after the classroom. This is the niche the Home Alone Prevention Unit will fill, offering support to the adolescents during and after they complete training.

Market Target
The market target is youths 13 to 15 years of age, their parents, and parents of children needing babysitting services.

Marketing Plan
Services Offered
4 babysitting courses per month.

Each course consists of 2 five hours classes spread over 2 consecutive days per week with a minimum of 10 students per course.

After hours phone support for graduates of babysitting program. One stop shopping for parents looking for babysitter services. Website and office support to help parents find babysitters and babysitters to find jobs.

Marketing Plan
Advertisement for business will be placed in local newspaper, flyers hung at local teen hangouts, brochures to be handed out at community events, local schools, hospitals, and health clinics. Advertisement for positions in the business will be placed in local newspaper and in a professional nursing organization.

Example: Ad for Grand Rapids press for 14 days is $120. Ad for Nurse.com cost $500.

Instructor needed
Want to work in a unique role? Teaching youth to be responsible babysitters is the focus of our company. Our instructors must be American Red Cross certified to teach Pediatric CPR and First Aid. We will provide training for the right candidate. Must have valid drivers license and will need to pass a background screening. If you are qualified to teach and seek a flexible job working with youth between the ages of 13-15, please call to apply (444) 456-Baby.

Critical Appraisal

Classes that teaches teenagers safe and effective childcare practices is important Nearly all (98 percent) of 11-13 year olds babysitters know who to contact in event of an intruder or if a child is sick or injured (96 percent) or poisoned (85 percent), according to the research presented Sunday October 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Educating the public about the importance of hiring certified babysitters is important
Providing a support system, by email or by phone, for the babysitters we certify will help to assure the parents that their children is being looked after by a caring organization.

Critical Appraisal
According to Jenita Gulati babysitters should be responsible for the following information:

The name of the child His/Her height and weight

Phone numbers of both parents

Who are the neighbors? Contact number of the childs doctor Local emergency numbers Location of important things for the baby Rules of the house Schedule of the baby

The office hours of the parents

The babysitter should ask for it and the parents of the children should be ready with the information


A budget is an invaluable tool to help prioritize your spending and managing your money- no matter how much or how little you have, (Personal finance at Duke, 2012). It takes into account
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the rental of equipment for training purposes general office supplies

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the salary of the instructor (The instructors salary is $20/ hour)

contingencies like needed financial consultants or an IT consultant expenses would be taxes, insurance, and utilities

Home Alone Prevention Unit Budget

Basic Budget Total Monthly Gross Payroll Spendable Income Expenses Rent (established home office) Utilities (Phone) Insurance Rental Equipment Taxes Total $0 $65 $75 $300 $150 ____ $590 $4800 $3200 _____ $1600

This budget is 4 courses per month (2 five hour classes make up 1 course) with a minimum of 10 students each in each class.

The class cost is $120 per student. Instructor is paid $20 per student ($200). Should take 10 hours to teach class = $20 per hour The president earns $1600 each month working part time 20 hours/week. The office manager earns $800 each month working part time 20 hours/week.

Supplies $150 Miscellaneous $100 Consultant fees (IT & financial) $400 ____ Total Expenses $650 Monthly Surplus $360

The Home Alone Prevention Unit has a mission to teach youths the knowledge, skills, leadership abilities, safety, and confidence to provide safe and responsible care for children while babysitting. This organization has a philosophy to protect the health and welfare of children by fostering youths with relevant and accurate information, provide nurturing and positive experiences, and promote professional behavior in the care of children.

The business goals are to provide the community with certified babysitters using evidence-based practice and to be community leaders in safe child care.
Fills a void in the community by offering after course support for babysitters on the job. Has a low overhead budget to help ensure the companys success and promote growth.

American Academy of Pediatrics (2010, October 4). Are pre- teen babysitters able to deal with emergencies?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 23, 2013, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101003 081450.htm American Red Cross. (2013). Babysitting training section. Retrieved from http://www.redcross.org/take-aclass/program-highlights/babysitting-caregiving Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Leading Causes of Nonfatal Injury Reports. Retrieved from http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/nfilead2000.html Gulati, Jenita, (2011, July 11). Facts about Babysitting. Retrieved November 23, 2013. http://www.onlymyhealth.com/facts-about-babysitting- 1309511700 Personal finance at Duke. (2012). What is a budget and Why is it important? Retrieved November 23, 2013. http://www.personalfinance.duke.edu/manage-your- finances/budget/overview