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Safe Sitter ® Classes

Safe Sitter® is a national organization founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician, Dr 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 that offer classes during school vacations.   Safe Sitters learn: Infant & 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. 

For more information on dates or to register please call 743-1562 x6951.

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181 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268 | (207) 743-5933, TTY (for the hearing impaired): (207) 743-1597