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Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

June 25 @ 8:30 am 3:30 pm

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

SGMC Health and the Valdosta-Lowndes County YMCA are teaming up to offer one-day Safe Sitter® courses for boys and girls in grades 6-8 this summer. The cost of the course is $50 per child and registration is limited to 20 students per class. Instructional workbooks, breakfast, and lunch are included in the cost of the program.

Safe Sitter® is a national, non-profit organization that provides programs to teach young teens life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn 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 mannequins to practice choking rescue and CPR!

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.

For additional information, please contact Kara Hope Hanson, Marketing Manager, at karahope.hanson@sgmc.org or 229-433-4022.


June 25
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
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