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Safe Sitter Course Promotes Child Safety

The Safe Sitter® program prepares preteens for the responsibilities required to care for younger children. This medically accurate program teaches students CPR, first aid, injury prevention, safety, childcare essentials, behavior management and online and social media safety.

Students receive training on how to run their own babysitting businesses. Skills learned during Safe Sitter help students build confidence and help prepare them for future responsibilities as parents. In turn, graduation from the program helps ease the sitter’s parents’ minds about their child’s readiness to care for other children.

The course is designed for boys and girls age 11 to 13 and costs $40. Price includes lunch and official Infant and Child CPR certification. The course will be offered July 28, August 4, November 27 and December 29 from 8 am to 3 pm. For more information or to enroll in the program, please call Training and Development at Saint Francis Medical Center at 573-331-5107.

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