Clay County Medical Center Teaching Teens To Safely Babysit With Safe Sitter Program

By Quinn O’Hara

Clay County Medical Center is hosting their second Safe Sitter class of the year, and registration is almost full.

Paige Hill, CCMC’s Education Coordinator for the Safe Sitter classes, said the lessons are geared towards youth in 6th through 8th grades and include talks from CCMC Emergency Practitioner Danielle Rothfuss.

CCMC’s Safe Sitter classes are available by registration only, and cost $60. Those interested in attending the program are asked to email Hill at to receive a registration form. Classes are limited to 12 individuals and any additional applications are added to a waiting list to attend the following class. The class will be held at CCMC’s Education Center on June 7 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Hill said that since CCMC’s first Safe Sitter class in 2018, over 165 students have attended the class. Hill said that as of Monday, June 3, there were just two spots left in the current class. Hill said CCMC tries to hold at least two classes a year based on community needs. She said the goal is to provide teens with the knowledge of how to safely babysit, and how to handle potential emergencies.

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