LPRD provides course to become a Safe Sitter

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Safe Sittercourse, designed to give young entrepreneurs ages 11 years-old to 16 years-old the safety and business skills to become professional babysitters.

Safe Sitter includes safety skills like CPR, as well as practical skills such as feeding, changing and dealing with problem behavior. Class will also include introductory business skills like marketing and price negotiation. Participants will develop self-confidence in addition to skills developed through the curriculum and should set any participant up to begin their own babysitting service. It will be held 5:30-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays, April 24-May 1, at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth Street. Participants will receive a certificate and a babysitter handbook upon completion of the program. Registration fee is $80.

To register online, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=221200 or stop by any Parks and Recreation facility including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., or the Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information, please contact Kristy Bellinger, recreation programmer, kbellinger@lawrenceks.org, (785) 330-7355.