Free at The Learning Center
Call 985-632-8373 for more info.
Safe Sitter classes are offered to girls and boys ages 11 to 13.
The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate instructional series that teaches young adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children.
The goal of Safe Sitter is to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters. Thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained by Safe Sitter to handle life-threatening emergencies. Lady of the Sea General Hospital has sponsored Safe Sitter classes for the past few years through The Learning Center.
Certified personnel teach all medical information. During the course, students get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis.
Safe Sitter participants also receive helpful tips to make them more confident care givers. They 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 and age-appropriate activities. They also learn about the business aspect of babysitting.
To successfully complete the Safe Sitter program, the students have to pass a rigorous practical and written test to show that they have mastered the key concepts and have mastered the skills necessary to handle an emergency.
Lady of the Sea offers Safe Sitter classes during the summer months.
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