Safe Sitter® prepares boys and girls in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re babysitting, watching younger siblings or home alone. Students participate in fun activities and role-playing exercises to learn basic childcare, first aid, choking rescue, how to handle an emergency and much more.
The newly revised Safe Sitter® curriculum focuses on these four areas of learning:
- Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
- Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn about the stages of child development and practice diapering.
- First Aid and Rescue Skills: Students learn how to rescue a choking infant and a choking child. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
- Life and Business Skills: Students learn how to screen jobs, discuss fees, greet employers and be responsible with their babysitting business.
The Safe Sitter® course was developed by a pediatrician and is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.