Popular Safe Sitter Class to be Offered at Brookings Health System this Summer

Posted: 5/10/2012

Brookings Health System will once again offer the popular Safe Sitter Class this summer. The first session is scheduled for May 30-31, and the second session is scheduled for Aug. 2-3. Classes are from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in hospital conference rooms A and B.

The Safe Sitter Class is recommended for 11- to 13-year old boys and girls who are interested in babysitting and working with younger children. Education includes first aid and CPR.

Participants will need to attend both days during a session and should pack a sack lunch for their noon meal. Parents may attend a completion ceremony at the end of day two. Participants will also receive an informational packet for at-home parent education.

Cost is $50; children whose parents work at Brookings Health System may attend for $25. Currently, there is a wait list for the May class, but openings are still available for the August class. To register, please contact Heidi Faehnrich at (605) 696-8811 or hfaehnrich@brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.