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Safe Sitter Classes Offered This Summer

Date:  May 19th, 2017

Contact/Phone:  Mary Muhlbradt
(701) 857-5116, Cell: (701) 833-3341

e-mail:   Mary Muhlbradt

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(MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health is accepting registrations for another round of Safe Sitter® classes this summer for ages 11 years and older. Safe Sitter® is a nationally approved, medically accurate program that teaches young people life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

“Babysitting is a valuable service and a great work experience for young people, but it comes with huge responsibilities,” said Kathleen White, Community Education Coordinator for Trinity Health. “Safe Sitter babysitters help children stay safe while their parents are away. In the process, they emerge as more confident, responsible and compassionate teens and adults.”

During the one-day course, students receive instruction and hands-on training in a variety of topics, including choking and rescue breathing, safety for the sitter, accident management, child development, and the business of babysitting.

Nine one-day classes will be offered on the following dates: June 12, 27 and 29; July 10, 13, 17 and 20; and August 3. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are held in the Education Center at Health Center-Riverside, 1900 8th Avenue SE.

To register, call the Trinity Health Community Education Department at 857-5099. Due to high demand, a course fee of $50 must be paid in advance by sending payment (payable to Trinity Health) to Trinity Health Community Education, PO Box 5020, Minot, ND 58702. SPACE index.php