Only two “Safe Sitter” classes remain this summer: July 11 and July 27.
The Fayette County Health Department has been busy teaching Safe Sitter this summer and has two classes left if anyone is interested.
Safe Sitter is a class designed to teach children how to be safe when they are watching siblings or babysitting other children.
It is important when one is home alone to know how to stay safe with emergency weather situations, strangers or other circumstances. The students also learn child care skills (different ages and stages of children), behavior management, and a variety of ways to entertain the children. They learn first-aid, choking, CPR, and many ways of preventing accidents and injuries.
The students also learn life and business skills, which teach being prepared, being responsible and being considerate. These skills will benefit them in many areas of life.
Each student receives a cinch draw bag which includes their manual, flashlight, Band-Aid dispenser and tablet of important information they need.
If anyone is interested, please call the health department to register. The cost is $40.
Reach Jeannie Bihl, health educator, at the Fayette County Health Department by calling (740) 335-5910.