Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!
2023 Safe Sitter Class Dates
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Safe Sitter Class Content
Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
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.
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.
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.
Class fee is $25. Students should bring a sack lunch. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For more information, call 317.221.5729 or email DMilner@marionhealth.org. Register early as classes fill quickly!