Just mention the words “Home Alone,” and children think of the excitement depicted in the movies of the same name. The reality of being home alone can evoke fear and anxiety in many children. Whether left alone for an hour after school or several hours a day during the summer, children should feel comfortable being alone.
This workshop for children will address several topics relating to being “Home Alone” including personal safety tips, tricky people, basic first aid, fire safety, handling the unexpected, internet safety, gun safety, dealing with loneliness and boredom, storm safety, dealing with siblings as well as trust and honesty.
Students attend this class independently. Parents are encouraged to review the take home information and discuss it with their child. Students can bring a snack.
In spring of 2016 I closed my in-home childcare program, we sold our Rochester home and moved to our lake home on East Rush Lake, Rush City MN. I'm excited to have transitioned my career to teaching community education classes for both youth and parents/adults. My husband and I have two successful adult children, a wonderful son-in-law and a love of our life granddaughter!
- Operated a successful and high quality early childhood care and education program (Kari's House) in Rochester MN from 1995 to spring 2016
- Past board member and volunteer with Rochester Youth Soccer and various soccer teams
- Former Girl Scout leader
- Former Sunday school teacher
- Past board member and volunteer with Family Child Care, Inc (Olmsted County Childcare Association), Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association (State Association), Child Care Resource and Referral