Safe Sitter Classes Prepare Young Teens to be Better Babysitters

Safe Sitter Classes Prepare Young Teens to be Better Babysitters DCH Health System

For many of us, a babysitting gig was our first job. Training for the position is important, for the sitters and for the parents’ peace of mind. How can young people who want to land a great babysitting job get the necessary training they need?

The DCH Health System will help young teens be better babysitters through Safe Sitter classes offered in June and July.

A Safe Sitter class will be offered at DCH Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9. Another set of classes will be offered on Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7. The classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will need to attend both days.

Safe Sitter, a medically accurate program taught by trained instructors, provides boys and girls 11 to 13 years old with special babysitting skills, including how to prevent accidents and how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. During the course, students get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques to help them be prepared in a crisis.

Participants must register in advance. Registration is limited to 12, and there is a $40 fee, to be paid by credit card only. Participants should bring a sack lunch for both days. Drinks will be provided.

To register for the classes, call (205) 333-4772.

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