The University of Illinois Christian County Extension still has openings for its next Safe Sitter class. The class for girls and boys ages 11 to 13 will be held on Wednesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 10 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the U of I Extension Christian County Office, located at 1120 North Webster Street in Taylorville.
During the course, students get hands-on practice in basic life-saving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis, with medical information taught by a certified professional.
Safe Sitter participants also receive helpful tips on safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door and when and how to call for help. Information on child development and age-appropriate activities, and the business aspects of babysitting are also taught.
For a registration form or information, call the Christian County at 287-7246.