(Paris, Ill.)–Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will offer a Safe Sitter class for boys and girls ages 11-13 on Tuesday, June 9. The class will take place at 8:30 am to 3:15 pm in Conference Room D at the hospital.
Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized class that provides babysitters with basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. The class provides tips on safety and security precautions, facts about child development and age-appropriate activities, and explains the business aspects of babysitting.
The classes will be taught by Leighsa Cornwell, RN, BS, community health and disease management coordinator at PCH/FMC. Cornwell is a certified Safe Sitter instructor.
To successfully complete the Safe Sitter program, students must pass a practical and written test to show that they have mastered the key the skills necessary to handle an emergency.
In addition to becoming well-qualified babysitters, adolescents who complete the class are also better prepared for parenthood. Other benefits include enhanced self-esteem, introductory employment skills, personal safety, and other life skills.
The cost is $35, which covers materials. Register by Monday, June 1, as class size is limited. Call 217-465-2606, Ext. 228.