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Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department Offering Safe Sitter Program

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering a safe sitter course for people wanting to become professional babysitters.

The course will teach safety skills like CPR and practical skills such as feeding, changing and dealing with problem behavior.

The program is geared towards 11 through 16-year-olds, but any age can participate.

Recreation Instruction Supervisor Joe Ellis said that the local hospitals no longer offer a program like this.

“So we felt it was very important because a lot of people are babysitting nowadays, and we want them to have the right foundation,” Ellis said.

Safe Sitter will be held from 5:30 to 8:45 pm on both Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 16 at the Carnegie building on Ninth Street.

You can register online for a fee of 75 dollars at http://lprd.org/activity?n=421200

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