Safe Sitter Class set for Chestertown Saturday, November 18

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown will offer the Safe Sitter® class for young teens, grades 6-8, Saturday, November 18, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

Nationwide, more than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program that equips them with the knowledge and confidence to respond appropriately in an emergency and to keep themselves and younger children in their care safe.

Taught by pediatric nurses, Safe Sitter® provides hands-on practice in safety and injury prevention as well as lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. They learn basic first aid and infant and child choking rescue. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age dictates care requirements, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business.

Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in caring for young children. The cost of the course is $45 and some scholarships are available.

Because seating is limited, advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call Chrissy Nelson, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175

For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization,  visit safesitter.org.