Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Babysitting Boot Camp & Home Alone Safety


We post this to promote some of the good work done by Mercy Health.

Babysitting Boot Camp 101
Saturday, Nov. 17
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Leiter Room
Cost $39 (includes pizza lunch, snacks, certificate, mini first aid kit and book/CD)
This class covers basic childcare, leadership skills, bedtime, how to handle difficult behaviors and safety.  Receive hands on practice and scenarios with bottle-feeding, spoon-feeding, and diapering.  Learn what to do for a Conscious Choking Infant and Child and Emergency Care and First Aid. Each participate will receive their own mini first aid kit, book, and CD.  The child must be 11 yrs. old or turning 11 yrs. old by the end of Jan. 2013 to receive a certificate.  Registration information listed at bottom of e-mail.

Home Alone Safety (Children 8-12 yrs.)
Saturday, Dec. 15
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Leiter Room
Cost $25 (includes pizza lunch, snacks, mini first aid kit, handouts, and participation certificate)
The Home Alone Safety class is a great opportunity to teach kids who are staying home for the first time, or are still a little nervous about being home alone, the skills necessary to be safe and confident of what to do when their parents are gone.  Some of these topics include:  walking home from school and personal safety; entering and leaving the house safely; basic first aid; fire and storm safety; kitchen safety; and answering the door and telephone.  This class is intended for children only.  Registration information listed at bottom of e-mail.

Three ways to register for the above classes:
  1. Call 712-279-2989 with your child's name, age, address and phone number;
  2. E-mail Odonnelk@mercyhealth.com with your child's name, age, address and phone number (you will receive a confirmation e-mail);
  3. Register and pay on-line by visiting www.mercysiouxcity.com under Classes and Events (you will receive a confirmation). 

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