Did you know?
Has it been a while since you’ve taught a Safe Sitter® class? Even experienced Safe Sitter® Instructors sometimes forget things from their original training, so here are reminders of some important details you may have forgotten:
- Safe Sitter® classes should have no fewer than 3 students, but they can be much larger. Typical Safe Sitter® classes are 4 – 16 students. Most sections of the class are taught as a single group; however, the rescue skills practice should be done in groups of 8 students or less, and each group needs an Instructor facilitating the scenarios and giving feedback to each student on their skills performance.
- Instructors need to have student registration forms in-hand prior to class. The registration forms include emergency contact information for each student, as well as important information about student disabilities or needed accommodations. If your registration system doesn’t collect this information, have parents fill out our form (available in Instructor Resources) before students arrive in class.
- What we call “Games” are actually valuable group activities that are designed to reinforce important class material. Not only are they a required part of the curriculum, they are often students’ favorite activities of the day!
- Instructors can either use the digital presentation or print out the posters from the Graphics Pack (we recommend printing them on 11×17 paper) and refer to them as they teach. Instructors can even make copies of the posters for each student or table of students.
If it’s been a while since you’ve taught a class, go to safesitter.litmos.com to log in to our online training center and take the Instructor Refresher course. As always, contact your Program Support Specialist if you need help or have additional questions.