NORWAY — A Safe Sitter Class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Stephens Memorial Hospital Family Birthplace, in the Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main St.

Safe Sitter is a national organization founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician, Patricia A. Keener, after a colleague’s 18 month old choked to death while under an adult sitter’s care. The program is a medically accurate, hands-on instructional program designed for young adolescents that teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies when caring for children.

Stephens Memorial Hospital has four Safe Sitter certified instructors who offer classes during school vacations. Safe Sitters learn infant and child CPR, choking procedure, safety for the sitter, how to call for emergency help, babysitting business skills, basic child care skills and how to entertain children and keep them safe. The classes are geared for students 11 years and older.

The fee for the class is $50. A scholarship in the amount of $15 is available upon request. For information and registration, call 743-1562, ext. 6951.

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