This course is designed to teach 11-14-year-olds babysitting techniques, activities to do with children, and how to do the job safely. All instructors have experience with children and are certified through SafeSitter as instructors of the course. Students will be given hands-on time with common child care tasks such as diaper changing, and be exposed to various bottles and infant materials on the market. The course will also certify participants in American Heart Association CPR/AED and give them an overview of basic first aid.
Date: Sunday, August 15th
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice choking rescue!
Students will receive a Safe Sitter Student Handbook, Safe Sitter Completion Card, and American Heart Association CPR card.
Pre-registrations are required at least one day prior to the class date. Register early as classes fill up quickly!
Students should bring a sack lunch and beverage
Safe Sitter® Course Content:
- 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 the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
- First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
- Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.