Safe@Home by Safe Sitter® is a 90-minute program designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone.
Safe@Home is designed to enable any adult that enjoys teaching preteens to facilitate an introductory level program to prepare students to care for themselves when parents are away for short periods of time. You do not need to be a Safe Sitter® Instructor to teach Safe@Home.
Students learn how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and 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. The program is designed to prepare students for their first steps towards independence.
Each student is required to have a Safe@Home booklet ($12.50/person) and each order includes an electronic completion certificate, Facilitator Guide, and digital presentation. The Facilitator Guide includes a script to follow and includes planned questions to facilitate the discussion. See a curriculum sample.
Safe@Home is ideal for students that have expressed interest in assuming the responsibility of staying home alone. Many Safe Sitter® Providers offer Safe@Home classes in addition to the Safe Sitter® babysitting classes. Use our Find a Class feature to find Safe Sitter® Providers near you. If you cannot find a Safe@Home class in your area, consider ordering a single copy of Safe@Home and lead your child through the curriculum.
Students in grades 6-8 that are interested in learning how to stay home alone safely as well as care for younger children should complete one of our comprehensive Safe Sitter® courses.
Safe Sitter® Providers can purchase Safe@Home booklets at a discounted fee on the Product Order Form. At the end of the class, please submit a roster to Safe Sitter, Inc. using the Excel roster form or in the Student Roster tab in Instructor Resources. If you have any questions about offering Safe@Home, please contact your Program Support Specialist. To learn more about becoming a Safe Sitter® Provider, visit Provider Options.