Bothwell Regional Health Center to offer Safe Sitter education class

Bothwell Regional Health Center will host a Safe Sitter education class Nov. 13 with the requirement of enrolling at least four individuals by Oct. 29.

The Safe Sitter class is for students in grades 6 through 8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13, and the fee is $35. The class will meet in the Bothwell Education Center at 601 E. 14th Street.

The class is from the Safe Sitter national nonprofit program helping build safe communities by providing youth with the skills they need. Safe Sitter began after a tragic and accidental death of a nurse’s young child while in the care of an adult babysitter.

“We are here to help build a safe community,” said Kim Perez, Clinical Education director. “This course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency.”

Additionally, students in the class will have the opportunity to learn about injury management and prevention, childcare essentials, behavior management and the business of babysitting.

The deadline for registration is Oct. 29. For more information or to register, contact the Bothwell Education Center at or call 660.827.9516. Bothwell also offers Baby Café, a free breastfeeding support service, and a virtual cancer support group. To view the current meeting days, visit the Classes and Support Groups page.