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Nov 26, 2012

Staying Home Alone

Vitals Blog

Tips for Parents

May 4, 2012

Home Alone:  What age is safe for children?

KATV Arkansas

by Rachel Garnder producer

by Joan Early

June 18, 2012

 Leaving Your Child Home Alone

Renown Children's Hospital

March 9, 2012

10 rules for leaving your child home alone, Health, Image & Behavior for parents of tweens & teens

by Stefanie Mullen

April 2, 2012
Simply Stated a Real Simple Blog by Kristin Brandt

Feb 28, 2012

Nicole MacIntyre

Home Alone:  A Guide for Parents

Hamilton Spectator

February 19, 2011
Safety Basics Home Alone class featured.
Latchkey kids statistics in the US show that about 14% of children ages 5 to 12 spent an average of about 1 hour alone at home after school.
The Basics of Staying Home Alone

Help prepare your child ages 9 to 11 years to stay home alone before or after school or
 for other short periods of time in this interactive program.  Topics covered include:  
entering and leaving the house, getting safely to and from school, what to do while
home alone, safe snacks, storm and emergency preparedness, internet safety,
and simple first aid.  A light snack is included.  
Class is designed for kids.  A parent tip sheet is provided in our parent corner.

Upcoming dates and locations:

New Location

Friday, April 25th, 4-6 p.m.

Brentwood Parks and Rec

2505 S. Brentwood Blvd

Brentwood, MO 63144

Fee: $25/child

Call 314-963-8689 to register.


New Location
Friday, March 28th, 4-6 p.m.
The Heights

8001 Dale Avenue

Richmond Heights, MO, 63117

Fee: $25/child

To register call 314-655-3663



Mon. June 9th, 6-8 p.m.

Sat July 26th, 9-11 a.m.
The Pointe at Ballwin Commons
#1 Ballwin Commons Circle Dr.
Ballwin, MO  63021
Fee: $25/child
To register call the Pointe at 636-227-8950 or on-line at


Sat. June 7th, 9-11 a.m.  (registration begins in April)
Sat. Aug 2nd, 9-11 a.m.

Webster Groves Recreation Complex
33 East Glendale Road
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Fee:  $25/child
To register call Webster Groves Parks and Recreation at
314- 963-5600 . 

Babysitting Basics
Get ready to babysit for ages 12-15 years.  Interactive program includes getting started, taking care of baby, kids ages and stages, entertaining the kids, keeping things safe, and being prepared for emergencies and first aid in this 3 hour course.  Please bring a baby doll to practice baby care skills. A light snack is included. Class is designed for kids. A parent tip sheet is included in our parent corner.

Upcoming Dates and Locations:

New Location!

Saturday, May 31st, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brentwood Parks and Recreation

2505 S. Brentwood Blvd.

Brentwood, MO 63144

Fee: $30/child.

Call 314-963-8689 to register.


Saturday, June 7th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ellisville Parks and Rec in Bluebird Park

225 Kiefer Creek Rd

Ellisville, MO 63021

Fee: $30/child

Call 636-227-7508 to register.


Saturday, June 21st, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mon. July 14th, 6-9 p.m.

The Pointe in Ballwin

#1 Ballwin Common Circle Dr.

Ballwin, MO  63021

Fee:  $30/child (registration begins Jan 2014)

Call 636-227-8950 or Click here to register on-line


Mon. June 2nd, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Rockwood Community Education

Fairway Elementary School

480 Old Fairway

Grover, MO 63040

Fee:  $35/child

Register online at


Tues. June 10th, 1-4 p.m.

Tues. July 8th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Webster Groves Rec Center

33 E Glendale Ave

Webster Groves, MO 63119

Fee: $30/child

Call Webster at 314-963-5600 to register.


CPR for Babysitters and More......

Would you know what to do for a breathing or choking emergency if you are babysitting?  Learn how to perform adult, child, and infant CPR, how to help with a choking emergency, and how to use an AED in this American Heart Association certification course.  For teens 13-18 years old.  Receive a 2 year certification card. 

 Sat. March 29th, 2014 

9 am.-12 p.m.

Webster Groves Rec Center

Fee: $50/person(Register for Babysitting at Webster and receive a $10 discount off of CPR if register for both)

Call Webster at 314-963-5600 to register. 



CPR and First aid for Babysitters

Learn CPR as described above plus basic first aid for children including injury, medical, and environmental emergencies. Receive a 2 yr completion certificate in Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED.  For teens 13-18 years old. Bring a sack lunch.


Tues. June 3rd, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Rockwood Community Education

Crestview Middle School

16025 Clayton Rd

Ballwin, MO 63021

Fee: $105/teen

Register online at


First Aid Basics for Kids
For ages 9-12 years.  Learn basic first aid for common injuries and emergencies with hands on practice.  Meets first aid badge requirements for Jr. Girl Scouts and Webelo Boy Scouts. 

Sat. April 12th, 9-11 a.m.
Ellisville Parks and Rec Administration Center in Bluebird Park
225 Kiefer Creek Rd.
Ellisville, MO 63021
Fee: $25/child
Call 636-227-7508 (Registration opens March 3)
Kid's Activities

Snacktime fun!

Snow Ice Cream

When it starts to snow place a large clean bowl outside to collect the snow or scoop up a bowl of clean snow.

What you'll need:

    * 1 gallon of snow
    * 1 cup white sugar
    * 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    *  2 cups milk

How to make it:

   1. Stir in sugar and vanilla in bowl with snow to taste.
   2. Stir in enough milk until desired consistency.
   3. Serve at once and enjoy!

Winter Bubbles

Did you know that you can freeze bubbles? These temperatures are perfect for using that left over bubble mix from the summer. Go outside on any day when it’s below 32 degrees F and try this: blow a bubble and then catch it on the bubble wand.  Wait a few moments while it freezes- it will turn into a cool crystal ball before it shatters!

from Science Made Fun