Safe Sitter, Inc. has long believed that Safe Sitter® classrooms must be safe, nurturing environments for all students. Not only do students learn best when they feel safe and accepted, it is important that Instructors model the nurturing behavior that we expect students to show when caring for siblings or younger children. Like all other students, LGBTQ+ students, including transgender students, need and deserve a safe and nurturing place to learn.
There are several things that Safe Sitter® Instructors can do to provide an environment in which all students can learn successfully.
In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control published data that indicated that nearly 2% of high school students at that time identified as transgender, and further studies by others have estimated an even higher percentage among Gen Z as a whole. As such, it is more common than ever to have students in the Safe Sitter® classroom that identify as transgender, and Safe Sitter, Inc. is committed to ensuring that our classrooms are safe, welcoming, and supportive learning environments for all students.
Finally, federal, state, and local antidiscrimination laws protect students, and Registered Providers should always be aware of and in compliance with such laws. Instructors are encouraged to learn more about supporting students and providing safe learning environments by visiting the resources below: