Bothwell Regional Health Center will host a 'Safe Sitter' babysitting education class on Friday, June 2.

The class will take place in the Bothwell Education Center, located at 600 East 14th Street in Sedalia.

A press release from BRHC, says the class is designed for children in 6th - 8th grades who are ready to enter the world of babysitting. The 'Safe Sitter' Program is described as a comprehensive, one-day course that includes pediatric CPR training and will teach young teens and preteens how to be better, safer babysitters.

Melissa Boeschen, the community outreach coordinator at BRHC, said, "We have had a great response to our previous classes. If your child is ready to enter the world of babysitting, make sure he or she is fully prepared by attending our Safe Sitter Program. The one-day course will help young people be safer and more confident caregivers and give them the resources they need to succeed.”

Students in the class will have the opportunity to learn about injury management and prevention, childcare essentials, behavior management, the business of babysitting, and how to care for a choking child or infant. Course materials are designed for children in grades 6-8. The cost for the class is $35, which includes a messenger bag containing babysitting essentials.

Preregistration is required, as the class size is limited. Payment is due by May 29.

For more information, call 827-9138. Registration forms are available online at brhc.org.

Kurt Parsons