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It is easy and affordable to partner with Safe Sitter® to teach home alone safety skills as well as babysitting training. There is no registration fee, simply purchase course materials and register for Instructor training. As a Safe Sitter® Provider, you set and collect all course fees and manage registration for your classes. Get started today!

Step One: Decide which programs you will offer.

The first step in offering programs by Safe Sitter® is to determine what programs will work best for your community. Our programs allow you to serve upper elementary students staying home alone, middle school students starting to babysit, and adults becoming grandparents. Each program has required course materials and the comprehensive courses require Instructor training.

Introductory Programs: These courses are designed to enable any adult that enjoys teaching preteens and teens to facilitate introductory level programs on home alone safety and child care techniques. You do not need to be a Safe Sitter® Instructor to teach these programs.


This course is a 90-minute program designed to teach students in grades 4-6 to be safe when they are home alone. Students learn how to practice safe habits, prevent unsafe situations, and learn what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

Intro To Safe Babysitting

This course is a 60-minute program designed to introduce students in grades 6-8 to safely care for children. Students learn the ages and stages of child development, practice diapering, as well as tips to stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Completing Intro to Safe Babysitting by Safe Sitter® meets some of the requirements for the Girl Scout Cadette Babysitter Badge.

Comprehensive Programs: Taught exclusively by certified Safe Sitter® Instructors, comprehensive Safe Sitter® Programs are designed to prepare participants to provide the best and safest care to young children. To register as a Safe Sitter® Instructor, you must purchase course materials, be certified in CPR, and have access to CPR manikins. Learn more about Instructor qualifications and training.

Safe Sitter® Essentials

This course is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn how to practice important safety skills, handle emergencies, care for children, and treat illnesses and injuries. Some classes even teach CPR. In addition, students learn important business skills such as how to screen jobs, set a wage, and work with employers.

Grandparents: Getting Started

This course is designed to prepare adults to provide the best and safest care for their grandchildren whether providing care on a regular basis or only occasionally babysitting. Participants learn current practices for child care, first aid, and behavior management. In addition, participants learn how to effectively support their child as a parent and foster a good relationship from the start.

Step Two: Order materials or complete an application.

Introductory programs can be ordered online and do not require Instructor training. Student booklets are required for every participant in Safe@Home and Intro to Safe Babysitting. Each order for student booklets includes a Digital Presentation and a Facilitator Guide to use when teaching the course.

Comprehensive programs have required course materials in addition to required participant materials. To get started offering comprehensive programs, complete an online application. Approved applicants will be invited to complete the second portion of the application, sign a Provider Agreement, submit payment, and complete an orientation call with your dedicated Program Support Specialist. Visit our FAQs for answers to our most asked questions.


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