Girls and boys ages 11 to 13 can learn the fundamentals of babysitting at Safe Sitter®, a medically accurate baby-sitting preparation program available through Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women on Wednesday, July 13 and July 20.
During the one-day Safe Sitter class, participants learn how to have fun with their charges with age-appropriate activities. They will also learn:
- Safety tips: how to recognize a medical emergency and what the appropriate action should be during an emergency, such as when a child or infant is choking;
- Security techniques: what to do if a stranger comes to the door and when and how to call for help.
- The business aspects of baby sitting
The cost is $35, which includes all learning materials. Scholarships are available based on financial need. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch, but cold drinks are provided.