AQNDERSON — St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital is offering a Safe Sitter class on March 27 and one on April 4. Safe Sitter is a medically accurate baby-sitting preparation program designed for boys and girls ages 11 to 13.
This nationally recognized program teaches sitters how to have fun with children, to recognize a medical emergency and to respond appropriately. Safe Sitter participants learn safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door and when and how to call for help. They receive information on child development, age-appropriate activities and CPR. They also learn about the business aspects of baby-sitting.
The cost is $40, which includes all the learning materials for the one-day class and a backpack of supplies. Enrollment is limited. The class runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students should bring a sandwich for lunch. Snacks and beverages are provided.
Parents may enroll their children in the next class by calling St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Community Education Department at 646-8669.
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