2012 Curriculum Update
A lot of work went into preparing for the 2012 curriculum
update. We reviewed the entire curriculum, including the 2010
American Heart Association (AHA) changes,and taught numerous pilot
classes with the new revisions.
The new curriculum has a very updated, colorful,
and professional look. Instead of Student Manuals, the students
will have a bound book, called The Official Safe
Sitter® Babysitter's Handbook or the Handbook.
Students who used the new Handbook in pilot classes loved
Although the Handbook looks very different from the Manual, much
of the content will be familiar to you. Dr. Keener and our new
Medical Director, Dr. Ross, worked to assure that the writing is
clear and easy to understand. There are lots more colorful
graphics. One change is the addition of advances in technology.
Young adolescents didn't have their own cell phones or weren't
using social media when the last revisions were made five years
ago. For example, Safety for the Sitter has a new section called
"Online Safety" with instructions for students not to take or send
photos to their friends of the children they are babysitting for.
CPR is updated to follow the newest American Heart Association
Besides content changes, a new bingo game replaces the
Magician's Hat Game. The content in the Handbook, games, and
role-plays have all been simplified and are very "kid friendly"!
Instructors who used the Handbook in pilot classes also loved
Teaching sites and Instructors can update when they are ready.
We also have a new Instructor training DVD. As with our curriculum
changes in previous years, you can determine your deadline for
making the change to the The Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter's
Handbook. You can use up any Manuals you have in stock
and order the 2012 ones when you run out. When you're ready to
switch to the 2012 curriculum, we'll help you make the process as
easy as possible.
Safe Sitter® is committed to providing you a current and
medically accurate curriculum.