Self-care program returning to local library

November 9, 2017 by  

The fun and educational ‘I’m Home’ program for preteens will be returning to the public library in London later this month.

The four-hour class was designed to teach 10 to 12 year old children the skills they require to spend short periods of time home alone, either before or after school. Tweens will learn how to safely walk to and from school, and how to deal with strangers, bullies, and emergency situations, as well as some basic first aid skills.

A brochure detailing the features of the program, feedback from other parents and how to register is available at the library. The course has been praised for building confidence in preteen children and giving them the skills they require to safely remain home alone.

The next session of ‘I’m Home’ is scheduled for this Saturday, November 11, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Sherwood Branch of the London Public Library, located at 1225 Wonderland Road North.

The cost of the program is $35.00 per child. Financial assistance from the London Children’s Connection may be available.

The day will include a 30-minute lunch period. Children should bring their own peanut-free lunch and reusable water bottle.

Parents are required to join their children for the final 30 minutes of the course. During this time, the instructor will provide helpful guidelines, for working with your child to create rules to follow while they are home alone.

For more information, or to register, contact, or call 519-685-1400 extension 125.