Intro to Safe Babysitting by Safe Sitter® is a 60-minute program designed for groups of students in grades 6-8 who are interested in learning how to safely care for children.
Intro to Safe Babysitting is designed to enable a troop leader or parent volunteer to facilitate an introductory level program about safe babysitting techniques. Parents can also order single copies of this program and lead their children through the booklet. You do not need to be a Safe Sitter® Instructor to teach Intro to Safe Babysitting.
Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practicing diapering. Completing Intro to Safe Babysitting by Safe Sitter® meets some of the requirements of the Cadette Babysitter Badge.
Each student is required to have an Intro to Safe Babysitting booklet ($12.50/person) and each order includes an electronic Completion Certificate, Facilitator Guide, and digital presentation. The Facilitator Guide includes a script for the leader to follow and includes planned questions to facilitate the discussion. See a curriculum sample.
If your Cadettes are interested in completing one of our comprehensive Safe Sitter® courses, you can use our Find a Class feature to find contact information for Safe Sitter® Providers near you and register your Girl Scouts for an upcoming class. If you are interested in a virtual class, you can register for an upcoming class on our website. If you would like to register multiple Cadettes for a virtual class, please email us and let us know.
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