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(Full) Safe Sitter for Adolescents

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Attention but this class is now full and won't be accepting anymore registrations.

The Safe Sitter Program, a program for youth, in grades 4 through 6, will take place on Tuesday, July 9 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Extension Education Center, 479 Rt. 66, Hudson, NY 12534.

The Safe Sitter Program gives young adolescents the skills to provide safe, nurturing care for children and to respond appropriately to medical emergencies. It also teaches introductory employment skills and important life skills. Topics that are covered include Babysitting as a Business, Success on the Job, Child Care Essentials, Safety for the Sitter, Injury Management, Preventing Problem Behavior, Care of Choking Infant and Care of Choking Child.

Participants will also have hands-on manikin practice of rescue skills and participate in small group interactive learning, role-playing and games to enhance the discussion topics.

Safe Sitter was founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician, Dr. Patricia A. Keener, after a colleague’s 18-month-old choked to death while under an adult sitter’s care. Dr. Keener developed Safe Sitter as a medically accurate instructional program designed for young adolescents. She updates the curriculum regularly.

Tuesday, July 9

8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CCE Extension Education Center

Registration Deadline: July 3

Cost: $60.00* Prepayment required

To register: Register online and pay by credit card or send a check payable to CCE (or drop off cash) to the Extension Education Center, 479 Rt. 66, Hudson, NY 12534. Include the name, address, phone number and age of the participant.

Those wishing to participate should register early as there are limited spots. When the fee is received*, a registration form and student contract will be sent to the participant to complete and bring to the session. The fee is all inclusive but the participants should bring a bag lunch and snacks. Contact Emily at 518-828-3346 x209 or ew387@cornell.edu with questions.



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Extension Education Center
479 Route 66
Hudson, New York 12534