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Get your teen Safe Sitter® certified with Rutland Regional courses

April 11 and 12 — RUTLAND — More than 30 percent 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 and Sunday, April 12.

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.

Classes are held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 254 Stratton Road in Rutland and pre-registration is required. The fee for the class is $60 with scholarships available based on need. Additional sessions will be held May 16 and 17; June 27 and 28; July 18 and 19 and throughout the year. To register or for more information, please visit or call 802-772-2400.

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