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Florida Hospital Waterman hosts Safe Sitter program for area youth

TAVARES, Fla.(May 24, 2013) – Empowering the community’s youth,  Florida Hospital Waterman will host Safe Sitter® classes in June and July. Nationally approved and recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Safe Sitter course is designed to help boys and girls ages 11 through 14 learn the basics of safe babysitting. Six Safe Sitter Certified instructors will lead the two-day program. Students participating in the program will not only learn how to administer first aid, choking child rescue and CPR, but how to manage their own babysitting business as well.

“We’re excited to offer the Safe Sitter program,” said Mary Narmore, MSN-Ed, CMSRN, Manager of Education for Florida Hospital Waterman. “This program is such a great learning opportunity for young teens. After participating in Safe Sitter, students feel more confident caring for younger children and parents can rest at ease knowing their teens are prepared to handle emergencies.”

Florida Hospital Waterman will offer two Safe Sitter sessions, June 27-28 and July 11-12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A graduation ceremony open to family and friends will conclude each of the two-day sessions. Program tuition is $75 per student, which includes snacks, CPR certification card, a Safe Sitter backpack, and other course-related materials.
“Seeing the proud look on parents’ faces during the graduation ceremony is my favorite part of hosting Safe Sitter,” said Charles Srock RN MBA PhDc. “Parents know their kids have worked hard and will reap the benefits for years to come.”
Space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Florida Hospital Waterman Education Department at 352-253-3391 to register.