4-H Super Sitter Course to Be Offered in Machias

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Program will offer a Super Sitter Babysitting Course on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Machias.  The course will take place from 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Cost for the program is $15 for 4-H members and $20 for 4-H nonmembers.  The course is open for boys and girls ages 12 and up.

The emphasis of the course is on the physical safety and security of the child but points out equally important needs such as friendship, companionship, understanding and patience.  Students will learn about children of different ages, how to relate to them, and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that often accompany childcare. Participants will receive training in basic first aid and how to respond in an emergency situation.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Registration is required.  Please register by calling the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 1-800-287-1542 or by emailing tara.a.wood@maine.edu.