Students learn babysitting basics and more

Jersey Shore Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses for teens 11 and up on Sept. 13 at Jersey Shore Hospital. JSH has been a registered teaching site since 1998.

The curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency.

Babysitters also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to give care, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business.

Students also learn basic first aid, how to perform infant and child choking rescue, and CPR.

There is a cost of the course.

To graduate from the Safe Sitter course, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills.

Visit for more information and registration forms or call 570-398-5200.