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Babysitting Training Offered to Area Girl Scout Troops

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Babysitting Training Offered to Area Girl Scout Troops

Child Care Council Inc. is partnering with Girl Scouts of Western New York to offer a nationally recognized babysitting course as a Girl Scout program.

Girl Scouts of Western New York approved the Safe Sitter® babysitting training as part of its program offerings. Child Care Council, a registered Safe Sitter teaching site, will provide the training and structure it to meet the needs of individual troops.

Designed for young teens and adolescents ages 11 and older, Safe Sitter prepares graduates to handle emergencies when caring for younger children and equips them with the tools needed to stay home alone safely. Safe Sitter aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen babysitters, by learning infant and child choking rescue, American Heart Association standards for rescue skills, and first-aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

For more information about the program, Girl Scout troops can contact Linda Lane, Safe Sitter site coordinator at Child Care Council at 585.654.1223 or at [email protected].

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