A Curriculum for Young Teens

Founded in 1980, Safe Sitter® is the only national nonprofit training program exclusively devoted to preparing young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether babysitting, sibling sitting or home alone.

The Safe Sitter® curriculum is designed exclusively for young teens in grades 6 – 8, and covers the following areas: safety skills, child care skills, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business skills. Safe Sitter® courses are instructor-led and interactive, with hands-on demonstrations and skills practice using soft-bodied dolls and medical manikins.

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Course Options

Safe Sitter® Essentials: a 5 ½ hour course that covers all four areas of the curriculum: Safety Skills, Child Care Skills, First Aid & Rescue Skills, and Life & Business Skills.
Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR: a 6 ½ hour course that covers all of the course content in Safe Sitter® Essentials, with an additional hour of CPR instruction and manikin practice.
Safe Sitter® Expanded: an 11 hour course that includes all of the course content in Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR, with additional instruction in online safety and behavior management, additional practice with choking rescue skills, and a toddler/preschooler guest section where students can interact with a toddler or preschool-age visitor to the classroom.