Safe Sitter Classes Scheduled for this Spring

  • March 16, 2017

Registration is now open for Brookings Health System’s popular Safe Sitter Classes. Paramedic Wendy Long will teach two sessions this spring on Saturday, Mar. 25 and Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in hospital conference room A.

The Safe Sitter Class is recommended for young teens, 11 to 16 years of age, who are interested in babysitting and working with children, infants through school age. The course teaches how to safely care for younger children and includes First Aid and CPR.

Participants should pack a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration for their noon meal. Parents are encouraged to attend a completion ceremony at the end of the day. Participants will also receive an informational packet for at-home parent education.

Cost is $50 and includes a babysitting handbook for students to keep. Class size is limited to six participants. To register, please visit or contact Wendy Long at

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center, White Medical Clinic and Volga Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at