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CMH to offer summer babysitting classes

Citizens Memorial Hospital will offer Safe Sitter classes for children in grades 6 – 8 this summer.

Classes will be offered July 21 and 28. Class times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and students choose one date to attend. The cost is $30 per student which includes all supplies. Scholarships are available based on financial need.

CMH is a partner with Safe Sitter, a national nonprofit organization that provides programs to teach youth life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Classes are taught by Safe Sitter certified CMH instructors Wren Hall, director of community relations, and Elizabeth Keith, director of education services.

During the course students will learn:

  • Personal and online safety.
  • First Aid, choking rescue and CPR instruction that follows guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.
  • Skills to handle medical, behavioral and household emergencies.
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum and content.

Class sizes are limited and reservations are required. For more information contact Hall at 417-328-6318 or register online at

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