Safe Sitter Class at MDI Hospital

BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital is offering a Safe Sitter Class on Monday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center.

The class will be held in the Wolf Conference Room on the second floor at 330 Main St. in Bar Harbor.

The one-day class is designed to teach students in grades six through eight a variety of safety skills that they can put to use when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting.

The class offers students the opportunity to learn what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies, how to prevent unsafe situations and tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care.

Also included is education on the ages and stages of child development and diapering practice.

The class fee is $40. Students should bring a sack lunch. To register, contact Lisa Marie Parkin at 288-5082 ext. 1444 or [email protected] Early registration is recommended, as classes fill quickly.

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