NMMC-West Point Class to Prepare Young Babysitters
WEST POINT, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point will offer Safe Sitter, a program to teach safe babysitting techniques, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13-14.
This medically-accurate instructional series teaches adolescents 11 years and older how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. To register, call (662) 377-7252 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375) before March 3. The $35 course fee includes a Safe Sitter certificate, important phone numbers pad and all course materials. Students should bring their own lunch.
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 2 p.m. March 14.
NMMC-West Point is located at 150 Medical Center Drive.