Step 1

Register A Site

The one-time site registration fee of $699 includes training for 1 Instructor, a Game Pack, a Graphics Pack, and lifetime support!

Step 2

Train Instructors

Instructor training is convenient and can be completed in less than 4 hours. New sites can train additional instructors for $50 (a $25 savings).

Step 3

Order Student Materials

Every student taught must have a Student Handbook.

Step 4

Promote Your Class

We’ve created the Safe Sitter® Marketing ToolKit to help you promote your classes more efficiently, year-round.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other Teaching Sites in my area?

Safe Sitter® is taught by over 900 organizations coast to coast. Find a Teaching Site near you.

What are the benefits of Safe Sitter®?

Benefits for Students

  • Students are equipped: they learn rescue skills, basic first aid, nurturing and safe child care, and personal safety.
  • Students gain confidence because the class environment is supportive and student-centered.
  • Students learn important life skills such as leadership and decision-making.
  • Students have fun!

Benefits for Your Organization and Community

  • You will increase the number of young teens providing safe child care.
  • You will increase the personal safety of teen sitters and those in their care.
  • You can take advantage of Safe Sitter’s name recognition and national media attention.
  • Safe Sitter® can serve as a marketing tool for young teens and their parents.

Benefits for Instructors

  • It’s fun to teach – Safe Sitter® is interactive with games and role-plays. The ratio of 6-8 students to one Instructor allows you to get to know the students.
  • It’s easy to teach – Safe Sitter® is a structured course with a comprehensive and easy-to-understand Instructor Manual.
  • It’s rewarding – Instructors become role models to students. The well-designed program leaves students feeling a sense of accomplishment.
  • Sara Ross, M.D., serves as the Medical Director and assures that the course is medically accurate.

What organizations can become Teaching Sites?

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.

How much does it cost to become a Teaching Site?

A site fee of $699 gives you everything you need to get started, including training your first Instructor. 

How much does it cost to teach a class?

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.

How much should we charge students to take a class?

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.

Can my teaching site do fundraising?

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.

Are there ways to control costs?

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.

Can anyone be a Safe Sitter® Instructor?

There are some basic qualifications to become a Safe Sitter® Instructor. Learn more about Instructor training.

How are Safe Sitter® Instructors trained?

We offer two options for Instructor training to meet your needs: Online Training and Workshop Training.

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