Safe Sitter® Programs: Which courses should I Offer?
When you hear Safe Sitter® you probably think of a babysitting course for middle school students. And while our flagship babysitting program has been preparing young teens to care for younger children for over 40 years, Safe Sitter® now offers additional programs to help build communities where every child can be safe.
If your community is asking for home alone safety and child care training classes, start with evaluating your budget to determine which programs are best for you. If you are working within tight budget constraints, consider starting with Safe@Home and Intro to Safe Babysitting. While these programs do not cover the rescue skills and business skills covered in Safe Sitter® Essentials, students will learn valuable home alone safety skills, child care skills – including diapering, and will be introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid chart.
If you have more flexibility in your budget and meet Instructor qualifications, apply to teach our comprehensive courses. Completing Safe Sitter® Instructor training will prepare you to teach all Safe Sitter® programs. As a Safe Sitter® Provider, you will also be listed on our Find A Class feature of our website allowing interested students in your community to directly connect to you and register for upcoming classes.
All Safe Sitter® programs have required participant materials and allow you to set course fees and manage registrations for your classes considering your costs and the income level of the community you serve. The chart below shows a side-by-side comparison of each program as well as links to learn more about each program and how to get started offering that program.
|Program||Safe@Home||Intro to Safe Babysitting||Safe Sitter® Essentials||Grandparents: Getting Started|
|Participants||Grades 4-6||Grades 6-8||Grades 6-8||Adults|
(5 ½ hours)
|Course Materials Fee||$0||$0||$199||To be determined|
|None||Soft-bodied dolls for diapering||Infant CPR Manikins|
Child CPR Manikins
|Infant CPR Manikins|
Child CPR Manikins
|Instructor Training Fee||$0||$0||$199/person||Included with Safe Sitter® Essentials Training|
|Required Instructor Certifications||None||None||CPR||CPR|
|Required Participant Materials||$12.50/person||$12.50/person||$18/person||To be determined|
|Marketing Resources||—||—||Included at no cost||Included at no cost|
|Program Support||—||—||Dedicated Program Support Specialist||Dedicated Program Support Specialist|
|Find A Class Website Listing||—||—||Included at no cost||Included at no cost|
|Program Information||Visit Safe@Home||Visit Intro to Safe Babysitting||Visit Safe Sitter® Essentials||Visit Grandparents: Getting Started|
|Get Started||Order Online||Order Online||Apply Online||Apply Online|
The greatest benefit to offering programs by Safe Sitter® is knowing that you are building a safer community. If you have additional questions about adding Safe Sitter® programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from Safe Sitter, Inc. National Headquarters will contact you.