Bothwell to offer Safe Sitter class Aug. 5

Bothwell Regional Health Center will offer a childcare education course for pre-teens on Saturday, Aug. 5.

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 601 E. 14th Street. Due to space limitations, the deadline to register is July 24, and the fee of $35 is due July 26.

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 to enroll in the course.