Safe Sitter® is taught by over 900 organizations coast to coast. Find a Teaching Site near you.
Benefits for Students
Benefits for Your Organization and Community
Benefits for Instructors
A wide variety of community-minded organizations can become Teaching Sites.
Safe Sitter® is often taught at hospitals; youth-serving organizations such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and YMCAs; schools; service clubs; churches and other faith-based organizations; fire departments; health departments; camps; parks and recreation departments; libraries; and more.
Legal entities such as a C-Corporation, S-Corporation, LLC, LLP, or Partnership may also become Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Sites. Please note that sole proprietors may not become Teaching Sites.
A site fee of $699 gives you everything you need to get started, including training your first Instructor.
Teaching Sites establish and collect their own student fees, and set their fees considering supplies, orders, Instructor costs, and income level of the community served.
Safe Sitter® is committed to being available and affordable. Scholarships are available for students based on financial need. Contact us.
Safe Sitter® is a valuable, high-quality experience. We encourage you to charge fees that are reasonable for the families your organization serves. Sites frequently charge $35-$75 per student for a single-day class. In addition, scholarships are available for students based on financial need. Contact us.
Yes. If your organization has fundraising staff, be sure to coordinate with them. They could be very helpful.
Funding often comes from individuals, businesses, civic organizations or foundations.
The best place to look may be within your own organization. Check to see if your organization has received funding in the past. Many organizations have constituents who are interested in providing financial support for worthy projects.
Sponsorships may be a good option. Service clubs (such as Kiwanis or Optimist) or other local businesses may want to sponsor your Safe Sitter® program. The sponsor could pay the cost of running the program in exchange for recognition in your promotional materials. (Note: The sponsoring organization’s logo may be added to Safe Sitter® materials as long as the Safe Sitter® logo is not changed in any way.)
Another option may be foundation grants. If you decide to pursue foundation grants, consider first any foundation that has already given grants to your organization and is familiar with the quality of your work.
These fundraising templates can help you get started.
Collaborate with another organization in your community to control costs and expand your outreach. For example, a hospital could teach at a nearby school. The school would handle recruitment and registration. The hospital would do the teaching and, as the Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site, remain responsible for assuring that all Safe Sitter® policies are followed.
If you’re a not-for-profit hospital, check with your administration about including the costs of offering Safe Sitter® in your hospital’s required Community Benefit Plan.
There are some basic qualifications to become a Safe Sitter® Instructor. Learn more about Instructor training.
We offer two options for Instructor training to meet your needs: Online Training and Workshop Training.