NMMC Summer Classes to Prepare Young Babysitters

Date(s) - 07/16/2014-07/17/2014
8:30 am-3:30 pm

Itawamba Community College Tupelo Campus


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TUPELO, Miss. – North Mississippi Medical Center will offer three sessions of Safe Sitter, a program to teach safe babysitting techniques, this summer.

Sessions will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 10-11, June 23-24 and July 16-17 at the ICC Tupelo Campus, 2176 S. Eason Blvd. This medically-accurate instructional series teaches adolescents 11 years and older how to handle emergencies when caring for young children.

Because space is limited, call (662) 377-7252 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375) by May 19 to register. The $45 course fee includes lunch, snacks and all course materials.

During the course, instructors give students hands-on practice in life-saving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. Instructors also provide tips to make sitters more confident caregivers. They teach safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door, when and how to call for help, give information on child development and suggest age-appropriate activities. Parents are invited to a closing ceremony at 3 p.m. the final day.