More than 30% of children in middle school are home alone after school, and many are responsible for watching their younger siblings until their parents are home from work. Safe Sitter® classes at Rutland Regional Medical Center can give your child the skills they need to be safe, and give parents peace of mind that they are prepared.
Rutland Regional Medical Center offers monthly Safe Sitter® classes with the next session held Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12. Additional sessions will be held May 16 and 17; June 27 and 28; July 18 and 19 and throughout the year.
Classes are held 9am to 4pm at 254 Stratton Road in Rutland and pre-registration is required. The fee for the class is $60.00 with scholarships available based on need. Register for this class online or call 802.772.2400.
Safe Sitter® teaches young teens (11-13) everything they need to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students will learn life–saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like how to prevent injuries and how to get help if needed. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role–playing exercises. Safe Sitter® graduates are prepared with the knowledge they need to prevent problems and handle unexpected emergencies.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.
Nationally Recognized Care
At Rutland Regional, our commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.