Bothwell to offer Safe Sitter class April 20

Bothwell Regional Health Center will offer a childcare education course for pre-teens on Saturday, April 20.

Bothwell’s Safe Sitter class is for students in grades 6 through 8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students will learn indoor, outdoor, online and personal safety skills; child development and childcare routines, including diapering practice; behavior management and injury prevention and management; choking rescue practices and CPR; as well as the business of babysitting.

The course is from 8 am to 2:30 pm and meets in the Bothwell Education Center at 600 E. 14th Street. Due to space limitations, the deadline to register is April 10. Class cost is $35.

For more information or to register, contact the Bothwell Education Center at or call 660.827.9516. Parents and their children must read and complete the Safe Sitter Registration Form and Safe Sitter Student Contract prior to the course and submit both with course payment by April 10.