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SafeSitter classes teaches pre-teens & teens babysitting safety

Posted at 8:48 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 08:48:23-05

HASTINGS, Mich. — SafeSitter teaches pre-teens and teens who babysit or stay home alone to be safe and secure in their environment. They learn in-depth instructions in the business basics of babysitting, First Aid and choking child rescue practice, along with behavior management.

SafeSitter teaches 4 main skills in a fun and interactive environment with a lot of role-playing and hands-on demonstrations with doll-infants to teach necessary skills:

  • Safety skills - indoor, outdoor, online and personal safety
  • Life and business skills – learn to screen for jobs and how to review job descriptions, understand babysitting fees, HIGH FIVE rules, communication skills, dress.
  • Child care skills – learn BEST child care duties, understanding of ages/stages of infant, toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children.
  • First Aid and Rescue Skills – learn basic First Aid and choking child rescue practice. Understand what to do during emergencies or injuries.
  • Any pre-teen or teen, 11 years and older can take the class which runs Dec. 30 - Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Spectrum Health Pennock, Wellness Center building in Hastings.

Registration is required by emailing or calling the Community Education department at communityedupennock@spectrumhealth.org or 269.798.9327.