In light of school closures due to the Coronavirus, parents should be aware that they can order single copies of Safe@Home and Intro to Safe Babysitting. These programs prepare school-age children to be safe while home alone or babysitting younger siblings. Each program includes a student booklet and a facilitators guide that will help parents understand and reinforce the skills taught in the student booklet.
Safe@Home by Safe Sitter® is a program designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The program 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. A Safe@Home student booklet ($12.50) is required for each student.
Safe@Home is a 90-minute program that teaches students 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.
Safe@Home is ideal for students that have expressed interest in assuming the responsibility of staying home alone. Students 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. Use our Find a Class feature to find Registered Safe Sitter® Providers near you and register for an upcoming class.