Registration is now open for Brookings Health System’s popular Safe Sitter Class. Paramedic Wendy Long will teach a session on Tuesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ambulance Station and Education Center, 2300 Yorkshire Drive.
“The Safe Sitter Class is a great resource for parents with adolescents looking to get into babysitting,” said Long. “By providing training in child care, safety, life and business skills, we give teens the confidence and abilities to safely watch younger children.”
The Safe Sitter Class is recommended for young teens, 11 to 16 years of age, who are interested in babysitting and working with children, infants through school age. The course teaches how to safely care for younger children and includes First Aid and CPR. Participants should pack a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration for their noon
meal. Parents are encouraged to attend a completion ceremony at the end of the day. Participants will also receive an informational packet for at-home parent education. Cost is $60 and includes a babysitting handbook for students to keep. Class size is limited to eight participants. To register, please visit brookingshealth.org/SafeSitter .
About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org