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UMaine Extension Offering a 4-H Super Sitter Course

Posted April 04, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
Tara Wood | BDN

Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 28 Center Street, Machias, Maine

For more information: 207.255.3345; umaine.edu/washington

Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Super Sitter Babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 28 Center St., Machias.

The course, open to boys and girls age 12 and older, focuses on the physical safety and security of children and addresses children’s 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.

Register by Monday, May 5; class is limited to 10 participants. Cost is $15 for 4-H members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information, to request a disability accommodation or to register, contact 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (in Maine), tara.a.wood@maine.edu.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for almost 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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