Safe Sitter Course Offered for Young Teens

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This day-long class provides parents peace-of-mind that their children, 6th through 8th grade or older, are able to stay home alone safely, OR babysit other families with the knowledge to care for younger children safely. The program is part of the national Safe Sitter (R) program, developed by a health care provider in an effort to instill young teens with the skills to be safe alone, or caring for other children. The Safe Sitter (R) program is offered as a service by Grundy County Extension Service and Grundy County Memorial Hospital, who each provide certified instructors.

To take the class the student must have completed the 5th grade.


Please call Lynn Blythe at 319-824-4151 to register your child. Cost is $35. Please mail payment prior to class to:  Grundy County Memorial Hospital, Attn: Lynn Blythe, 201 East J Avenue, Grundy Center, IA  50638.  Parents- please fill out the registration form below; forms can be mailed or emailed to 

When coming to class, please use Entrance #3 on the west side of the hospital. Students should bring a sack lunch for Saturday classes.  For weekday classes, students may bring money to eat in the hospital's East J Café or bring his or her own lunch.