Safe Sitter® is a national, non-profit organization that provides programs to teach youth life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Over 175 lives have been saved by Safe Sitter® graduates using their skills
Young teens need training in first aid, indoor and outdoor safety, and how to handle household emergencies before they are adequately prepared to stay home alone or watch younger siblings. In addition, there is no safe amount of time to leave a child with a caregiver of any age who has not been trained in airway rescue and how to handle life threatening emergencies. Safe Sitter® graduates are prepared with the knowledge they need to prevent problems and handle unexpected emergencies. Students must be at least 11 years old to enroll in a class.
At Safe Sitter® you will learn how to:
- Rescue a choking child or infant plus ways to prevent choking in the first place.
- Evaluate an injury to determine how to handle it including how to get help.
- Prevent problem behavior plus how to manage problem behavior situations.
- Keep yourself safe in threatening situations from power failures to prowlers.
- Care for a child’s basic needs including feeding, entertaining, and toileting.
- Establish your own babysitting business.
MCHD’s Safe Sitter Course now includes American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Certification!
Classes are available at MCHD on the following days:
|February 25, 2017||9am – 4:30pm|
|March 11, 2017||9am – 4:30pm|
|March 25, 2017||9am – 4:30pm|
|April 8, 2017||9am – 4:30pm|
|May 20, 2017||9am – 4:30pm|