Safe Sitters–better sitters today, better parents tomorrow: Vidant Beaufort Hospital to offer Safe Sitters babysitting program

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vidant Beaufort Hospital will once again offer the Safe Sitters babysitting program this summer. Join us for a fun day of learning and friendship! Safe Sitters is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. This includes infant and child choking and CPR, first aid, staying safe and knowing when and what to say when calling 911. The program also teaches safe and nurturing childcare techniques, behavior management skills, and how to screen babysitting jobs.

The program will be offered on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., on June 27, July 14, and Aug. 6. You must be 11 years old by the date of the session you wish to attend. Enrollment is limited to six participants per session. Students will receive a Safe Sitter manual, a completion card, as well as other items that can be used when babysitting.

The class fee is $50 and lunch and snacks will be provided. Register your child today by visiting us online at or call Ronda Smith with Vidant Beaufort Hospital Education Department at 252-975-4309.