Does Your Adolescent Know the Responsibility they Accept When They Accept a Babysitting Job?

LIBERTY, May 31, 2013 -Safe Sitter prepares young adolescents age 11 and up for the profound responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children through a 1-day, 6 ½ hour course designed for busy schedules. This interactive, fun course includes Babysitting as a Business, Success on the Job, Child Care Essentials, Safety for the Sitter, Injury Management, Preventing Problem Behavior, Care of Choking Infant, and Care of Choking Child. It also introduces Preventing Injuries and Behavior Management.

The course will be offered on June 8th, 2013 from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service located at 501 Palmer Ave. in Liberty, TX. The course will cost $45 and students can register upon arrival; however, your reservation is requested. Please call the Extension Office at (936) 334-3230 to sign up, so enough materials will be available. Student Handbooks, Safe Sitter bag and lunch is included.

Benefits for students include:

· Lives enhanced by learning rescue skills, basic first aid, nurturing and safe child care and self-care.
· Higher self-esteem through supportive, learner-centered curriculum
· Learn safe habits and all-important life skills, such as introductory employment skills
· Plus, with the fun but serious curriculum, students enjoy themselves!

This course meets the requirements for the Liberty County 4-H Family Life Project, for additional information on future courses or 4-H and youth opportunities, please contact Alexis Cordova, County Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (936) 334-3230 or


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