13 Oct · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Teaching Virtual Classes

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted us all, including a generation of young teens that needs the knowledge and skills to keep themselves and the children they care for safe. At Safe Sitter® we are committed to continuing to meet those needs in the best way that we can, including through virtual classes.

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25 Aug · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Interviewing a Babysitter: Questions You Need to Ask

Babysitting is a big responsibility. As a parent, you need to ensure that prospective babysitters are ready to accept the responsibility for your child’s care, safety, and life. After you have identified a prospective babysitter, you need to schedule an in-person or video interview.

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17 Aug · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Free Printable 2020-2021 First Day of School Signs

Whether your children board the school bus this year or kick off the school year virtually, you won’t want to miss a quick picture to document the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Download our free First Day of School Signs and print the pages that correspond with your children’s grades.

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7 Aug · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Back to School: How to Prepare for E-learning

As children return to school this year, “school” may be unlike anything you or your child have ever experienced. Some schools are offering e-learning options, while many others are offering blended in-person virtual learning. As a parent, you want to ensure a safe and successful learning environment for your child.

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26 May · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Babysitting During COVID-19: Information for Parents and Babysitters

If you are a teen hoping to babysit this summer or a parent needing to hire a babysitter, follow these steps to stay safe and healthy.

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14 May · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Helping Girl Scout Juniors Earn Their Independence Badge

As Girl Scouts reach their Junior level, they have opportunities to experience so many things for the first time, including activities that help them develop independence.

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11 May · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Guidelines for 2020 Safe Sitter® Classes

As businesses begin to reopen, students will be eager to take Safe Sitter® courses and organizations will be ready to open their doors for community education again. Safe Sitter® exists to build safer communities and with new guidelines in response to COVID-19, we want to help you ensure the classroom experience is safe as well.

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11 May · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Distributing Student Handbooks for Digital Classes

Offering Safe Sitter® and Safe@Home Classes virtually is a great solution when an in-class experience is not possible. A Student Handbook is required for students completing the class in-person or in a virtual class.

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11 May · Amanda Christian · No Comments

How to Handle a Break-in When you’re Babysitting

Babysitting is a job that requires you to be in a house that may be unfamiliar in a neighborhood that may be new to you. When you screen the job, you need to make sure that it is safe to take the job. Break-ins can happen in safe neighborhoods and as a babysitter, you need to know what to do.

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7 May · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Creating a Babysitting Resume and Accepting Your First Job

You’ve completed a babysitting preparation course such as Safe Sitter®, your parents have determined that you are ready for the responsibility of babysitting, and now you’re ready to accept your first babysitting job.

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17 Mar · Amanda Christian · No Comments

How to Prepare Your Child to be a Babysitter

Babysitting has become a right of passage for so many teens, and with it comes great responsibility for both you and your child. When your child accepts a babysitting job, he or she is accepting responsibility for another child’s life.

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15 Oct · Amanda Christian · No Comments

12 Ways To Be A Great Parent

Parenting is tough. Here are 12 ways you can make a real difference with your kids.

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27 Aug · Amanda Christian · No Comments

5 Ways to Help your Children Develop Self-Esteem

Fostering positive self-esteem in children encourages them to try new things, take healthy risks, and solve problems.

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15 Aug · Amanda Christian · No Comments

6 Reasons You Should Teach Safe@Home

Safe@Home is a 90-minute program from Safe Sitter, Inc. that prepares students in grades 4-6 to be safe when they are home alone.

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13 Aug · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Preparing School-Age Children to be Safe After School

As a parent, you want to support your child in his desire for independence, but you also need to know your child will be safe while home alone after school. Now you can prepare your child to stay home alone safely by leading him through a 90-minute program called Safe@Home.

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5 Jun · Amanda Christian · No Comments

How the Safe Sitter® Curriculum Works for Family and Consumer Science Teachers

The Safe Sitter® curriculum is modular in design and can be taught in one day or over several weeks. The content introduces students to child care, injury prevention, and first aid, as well as foundational employment skills.

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8 Jan · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Ready … Set … RECRUIT!

Students want to take your class and parents want an easy registration process. The best way to do this is to create a dedicated landing page for your Safe Sitter® classes. When creating this page, we recommend following a few best practices.

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8 Jan · Amanda Christian · No Comments

Using Social Media to Recruit Students

Students want to take your class and parents want an easy registration process. The best way to do this is to create a dedicated landing page for your Safe Sitter® classes. When creating this page, we recommend following a few best practices.

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21 Feb · Amanda Christian · No Comments

13 Website Best Practices For Your Safe Sitter® Classes

Students want to take your class and parents want an easy registration process. The best way to do this is to create a dedicated landing page for your Safe Sitter® classes. When creating this page, we recommend following a few best practices.

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