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Safe Sitter® Class Description for Grades 6-8:

 

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

 

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!

 

Two class sessions will be offered at the Academic Technical Center from 9:00am – 3:30pm on the following dates:

 

Saturday, September 14

Saturday, October 12

 

Class fee is $60.00 and pre-registration is required prior to the Monday before class.

 

Safe Sitter® Course Content:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

 

Safe Sitter® Curriculum Options:

Safe Sitter Courses for Students in Grades 6-8

  • Safe Sitter® Essentials, 5½-hour curriculum
  • Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR, 6½-hour curriculum
  • Safe Sitter® Expanded, 11-hour curriculum

 

Safe@Home for Students in Grades 4-6  – 90 minute course that teaches students how to be safe when staying home alone. 

 

Students are asked to bring a sack lunch to class.

 

For more information or to register, call the Workforce and Community Education Office at 740.699.3869 or email jkerns@belmontcollege.edu.