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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.798.9327.