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Safe Sitter® program at WMH
The mission of a Safe Sitter® program is to prepare young adolescents for the profound responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children. Both boys and girls age 11 to 13 can attend this medically accurate program that teaches them how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. During the course, students will practice basic lifesaving techniques through the American Heart Association’s Family & Friends Anytime CPR so they are prepared to act in a crisis. Students also receive helpful tips to make them more confident caregivers. They learn safety precautions, how to understand children of different ages, and even the business of babysitting.
To successfully complete the program, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test to show that they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency. The cost is $50.00; classes are scheduled at various times and hospitals throughout the year. Safe Sitter® Coordinator Tracey Ramey can be reached at 540-636-0318.