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Baby-sitting classes offered by Volunteer Services

MUSC Volunteer Services will offer Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys ages 11 to 13. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 18 and 19 or June 26 and 27 at Ashley River Tower.

Registration for the program, which is $75, is open until June 8.

The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate program that teaches young adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children.

To register your son, daughter or your child’s baby sitter, call Kelly Hedges at 876-4246 or email

According to Hedges, thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained by Safe Sitter to handle life threatening emergencies

“During the course, students will get hands on practice in basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis,” Hedges said.

Safe Sitters learn safety precautions, how to understand children of different ages and the business of baby-sitting. They learn infant and child CPR. To complete the program, students must pass a test to show that they have mastered the concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency.

May 30, 2013

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