Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice choking rescue and CPR!
Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role play.
All classes will run from 9:00am-4:00pm. Students must have completed the 5th grade to participate. Class space is limited to 8 students.
Classes are $40 and payment is due on the day of the class. Cash and check accepted. Checks must be made out to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital with Safe Sitter in the memo line. All students will receive the Safe Sitter Kit which includes their learning handbook.
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
Cornerstone Administration Building
Located Behind the Rural Health Clinic
7870W US Highway 2
Manistique MI, 49854
Elizabeth Ross, Education Manager
Phone Number: 906-341-1880