Safe Sitter class teaches babysitting skills


Youth ages 11 – 13 are invited to sign up for the upcoming Safe Sitter class from the Parks Department. The classes will teach adolescent babysitters how to handle crises, how to keep their charges secure, and how to nurture and guide a young child. Safe Sitter babysitters help children stay safe and sound while their parents are away. In the process, the class participants emerge as more confident, responsible, and compassionate teens and adults. Participants will receive Safe Sitter certification upon successful completion of the program. The class will be taught from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today and Oct. 18 and 25 at Forest Park Lodge. Cost is $30 per person. For more information or to register, contact the Parks Recreation office at 770-5750.