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.

ProgramSafe@HomeIntro to Safe BabysittingSafe Sitter® EssentialsGrandparents: Getting Started
ParticipantsGrades 4-6Grades 6-8Grades 6-8Adults
Program TypeIntroductory
(90 minutes)
(60 minutes)
(5 ½ hours)
(3 hours)
Course Materials Fee$0$0$199To be determined
Required Supplies
Not Included
NoneSoft-bodied dolls for diaperingInfant CPR Manikins
Child CPR Manikins
Infant CPR Manikins
Child CPR Manikins
Instructor Training Fee$0$0$199/personIncluded with Safe Sitter® Essentials Training
Required Instructor CertificationsNoneNoneCPRCPR
Required Participant Materials$12.50/person$12.50/person$18/personTo be determined
Marketing ResourcesIncluded at no costIncluded at no cost
Program SupportDedicated Program Support SpecialistDedicated Program Support Specialist
Find A Class Website ListingIncluded at no costIncluded at no cost
Program InformationVisit Safe@HomeVisit Intro to Safe BabysittingVisit Safe Sitter® EssentialsVisit Grandparents: Getting Started
Get StartedOrder OnlineOrder OnlineApply OnlineApply 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 and someone from Safe Sitter, Inc. National Headquarters will contact you.