Mark Your Calendar to attend these upcoming TMH Community Outreach events:
Safe Sitter Babysitting Classes
Children 11 to 15 years of age can learn the latest in babysitting safety during a number of Safe Sitter® classes scheduled at Tomah Memorial Hospital.
Coordinated by the hospital’s Community Outreach Department, classes will be held 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the hospital’s lower level classrooms on the following dates:
- May 7 (Saturday)
- June 18 (Saturday)
- July 8 (Friday)
- August 13 (Saturday)
(Participants must be 11 yrs. old at the time of the class)
Early registration is suggested since space is limited for each class. The cost of the class is $36.00 and includes instruction, Safe Sitter® handbook, lunch and a snack. Scholarships are available.
The classes will also provide information for children to stay safe if they should be home alone.
*The nationally-recognized program was developed by Indianapolis pediatrician Dr. Patricia Keener after a colleague’s toddler choked to death while in the care of an adult sitter who didn’t know what actions to take. Students who complete the Safe Sitter® program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught infant and child choking rescue [and CPR. Insert if teaching 6 1/2-hour with CPR or 12-hour curriculum.]. They also learn how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own babysitting business as well as issues of online and cellphone safety.
For more information on these events, call TMH Community Outreach (608) 374-0211.