Haysville Activity Center has become a Registered Safe Sitter Teaching Site and now offers the comprehensive babysitting training program for young adolescents (11 and up).
This class will be offered at the Haysville Activity Center, 7106 S. Broadway, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The cost is $45 per student, which includes “The Official Safe Sitter Babysitter’s Handbook.” Pre-registration is required and the class is limited to eight students.
For more information about the Safe Sitter Class, contact Kelsey at 529-5922.
Injuries are the leading cause of death in children up to age 5. Safe Sitter is a well- rounded youth development program with a medical basis that aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen babysitters. The program follows American Heart Association standards for rescue skills as well as instruction in first aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Students who complete the program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught infant and child choking rescue. They also learn how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own babysitting business as well as issues of online and cell phone safety.
More than 600,000 graduates have completed the course at hundreds of cities across the country. Graduates are able to handle emergencies when caring for younger children and are equally equipped with the tools needed to stay home alone safely.