UMaine Extension 4-H Offers Super Sitter Course

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Super Sitter babysitting course Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Dennison Point Road, Trescott.

The course, open to boys and girls age 12 and older, focuses on the physical safety and security of children and addresses youngsters’ social needs, including friendship, companionship, understanding and patience. Participants receive training in basic first aid and how to respond in emergency situations. They also learn about children of different ages, including how to relate to them and how to avoid pitfalls that can accompany childcare. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of the class.

Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 23; class is limited to 10 participants. Cost is $20 for 4-H members; $25 for nonmembers. For more information, to request a disability accommodation or to register, contact 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (in Maine), or email