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Palmetto Health Offers Safe Sitter® Babysitting Courses
Palmetto Health will offer one-day Safe Sitter® babysitting courses for teens ages 11-14. Courses will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, and Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor classroom.

Safe Sitter® was designed by a pediatrician and is endorsed by the American Society of Pediatrics. The course will provide teens with information on nurturing childcare techniques, basic life-saving techniques, safety precautions and how and when to call for help. Each participant will receive a Safe Sitter® manual, a completion card and a T-shirt.

The one-day course costs $75. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Participants are required to bring their lunch.

The Safe Sitter® course also can be presented at a school or church by request. To schedule a group course, contact Monique Etheridge at 803-296-2578. For more information or to register, visit or call 803-296-CARE (2273).