YMCA of Burlington & Camden Counties Hosts Safe Sitter Course

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The YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, a registered Safe Sitter® teaching site, will be offering a comprehensive Safe Sitter® babysitting training program on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Laurel YMCA, located at 59 Centerton Road.

Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate, competency-based, highly structured babysitting preparation course designed for young adolescents, 11 years and older. The curriculum is written by a pediatrician and is presented in sections.

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The training program provides instruction on babysitting skills and techniques such as care of a choking infant or child, injury prevention, babysitting as a business and many more. More than 600,000 graduates nationwide have completed the course and are able to stay home alone safely and handle emergencies when caring for younger children.

Tuition, which includes the Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter’s Handbook, is $50 for YMCA members and $65 for program and non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.ymca-bc.org or contact Mary Blake at (856) 231–9622 or maryb@ymca-bc.org.

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