Trinity Health has been offering the Safe Sitter® course since 1995. Since that time, 1,995 students have been given the confidence they need to handle crises and keep their charges secure, as well as how to nurture and guide a young child.
Safe Sitter® was created to teach children 11 and older how to be better, safer babysitters. Safe Sitter® babysitters help children stay safe and sound while their parents are away. In the process, the students emerge as more confident, responsible, and compassionate teens and adults. For more than 35 years, Safe Sitter® has been a leader in providing life skills, safety skills, and child care training for youth. A national nonprofit organization, Safe Sitter® helps to build safer communities by providing youth with the skills they need to be safe while home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
Safe Sitter® provides medically-accurate course content and follows guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.
During this one-day course, students learn an array of topics that include:
Indoor safety, outdoor safety, online safety, and personal safety.
Child Care Skills:
Child development, child care routines (including diapering practice), and behavior management.
First Aid & Rescue Skills:
Injury prevention, injury management, choking rescue and CPR
(hands-only CPR will be taught in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Life & Business Skills:
Screening jobs, setting fees, and greeting employers.
The 2021 schedule:
July 15, 16, 22, 23
August 5, 6
Class size is limited to 12 students. Students will be required to have a face covering to enter and exit the facility and classroom. All students and instructors will be screened prior to class.