Why Take Safe Sitter®
Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate, competency-based, highly
structured babysitting preparation course designed for young adolescents (no younger
- Safe Sitter® (1-day) is a 6 ½-hour
essential curriculum designed for busy
- Safe Sitter® (1-day with CPR) is a 6
½-hour curriculum designed to include teaching CPR in a one day
- Safe Sitter® is a 12 hour curriculum designed
for comprehensive coverage that also includes
All courses include how to care for a choking infant or child,
basic first aid, personal safety for the babysitter, injury
prevention, how to care for children (feeding, diapering, etc.),
preventing problem behavior, behavior management, ethics and
babysitting as a business.
All teaching sites utilize only trained Instructors - with a low
ratio of students to Instructors - thus ensuring a quality
educational experience for each student.
Prior to course completion, students must demonstrate acceptable
skills in the care of choking infant and child and pass a written
exam proving mastery of key concepts.
- Care of Choking Infant/Child - Students learn
what to do if an infant or child chokes. Each student is
individually tested in these procedures, using CPR manikins.
- Infant and Child CPR - Students in
Safe Sitter® and Safe Sitter® (1-day
with CPR) learn CPR techniques.
- Injury Prevention and Injury Management -
Students learn a system to enable them to evaluate the severity of
a problem and to determine how to get help. Administering basic
first aid for minor problems is also included in this section.
Students learn how, why, and where injuries can occur for
- Safety for the Sitter - All aspects of staying
safe are discussed for babysitters and the children in their care.
Students learn how to react to a variety of threatening situations
from power failures to prowlers. For personal safety, they are
taught strategies to use if they need to be picked up immediately
from a babysitting job.
- Child Care Essentials - Students learn the
basics of child development from infants to school age children.
Practice is included for such skills as feeding and diapering.
Nurturing child care techniques are emphasized.
- Behavior Management - Students learn how to
prevent problem behavior in addition to a system which classifies
problem behavior by the risk of harm. They also learn how and when
to call for help when managing problem behavior situations.
- Babysitting as a Business - Students
learn how to screen jobs for safety, how to judge their own
babysitting abilities, what information to leave with their own
parents, and what information to get from their employers.