Summer 2023 Safe Sitter Classes

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Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate, hands-on two-day class that prepares students in grades 6-8 (school year 23-24) to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities, and role-playing exercises. Students also get to use CPR manikins to practice choking rescue and CPR.

Summer 2023 Class Options (both days required for each option)

  • June 22nd & June 23rd 8:30am – 3:30pm (2-Day Class)
  • July 13th & July 14th 8:30am -3:30pm (2-Day Class)

Class Info

  • Classes are held in the Medical Plaza Community Room (located next to the hospital)
  • Each class is two days 8:30am-3:30pm (both days are required)
  • Cost of Class = $50 (exact cash or check written to St. James Parish Hospital). No refunds. In the event a student cannot attend, a voucher will be given for a future class.
  • Payments are due at least one week prior to class date or class spot will be forfeited.
  • Students will need to bring a lunch and drink both days.
  • Students should dress comfortably and appropriately to be able to move around.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required (tennis shoes recommended).
  • Students are also encouraged to bring a jacket as the room can get cold.

RSVP – Space is Limited

Visit our Calendar of Events to RSVP on the date of your choice. Space is limited. After registering, our team will contact you to share more information on required forms and payment. Students must attend both days of the class to complete the course.

What to Expect in a Safe Sitter® Class

Safety Skills
Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.

Child Care Skills
Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.First Aid & Rescue Skills
Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

Life & Business Skills
The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

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