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FBE - Safe Sitter Course for ages 11-14

date 11/4/2014
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Announcing Safe Sitter 1-day with CPR Program

For Chenery Middle School students ages 11-14 
Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Veteran’s Day holiday), 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Safe Sitter ® (1-day with CPR) is designed to teach young adults about being a SAFE Baby Sitter. The program is being offered by Pro EMS Center for MEDICS, and proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Belmont Education, a non-profit group that supports educational excellence and enrichment in the Belmont Public Schools.

The course includes sections on: 

  • Infant and Child CPR – students receive American Heart Association certification
  • Child Care Essentials  
  • Injury Prevention & Injury Management 
  • Infant and Child Choking 
  • Behavior Management 
  • Safety for the Sitter 
  • Babysitting as a Business 

Registration is available through Nov. 9 at http://ow.ly/DB93G or through www.centerformedics.com. (Select Training – Class Schedule and scroll to the Safe Sitter class listing.) The class accommodates 60 students. Questions may be directed to Christine Dunn, Vice President of Marketing for the FBE, at publicity@fbe-belmont.org or by telephone at 617-484-1660, x101.

Paramedic instructors from Pro EMS Center for MEDICS will deliver the course at their EMS training facility at 31 Smith Place, Cambridge (by Burger King, right before Fresh Pond). The cost of the program is $85 and includes all classroom instruction materials, CPR certification cards, a Safe Sitter program certificate of completion and snacks. 

Students should bring their own lunches and dress in comfortable clothes suitable for sitting and working on the floor. 

About Safe Sitter 

Safe Sitter is a comprehensive program that teaches adolescents everything they need to know to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician Patricia A. Keener, M.D. after a colleague’s 18-month-old choked to death while under an adult sitter’s care, Safe Sitter is designed to be a medically accurate instructional program designed for teens no younger than 11, the age when many begin to stay home alone or watch younger siblings.

The program combines full group activities with small group practice sessions, and includes giving students hands-on CPR experience with manikins. The day ends with an hour of testing to ensure kids learned the skills. Testing includes written exams and a hands-on scenario-based test.