Safe Sitter® Essentials

Safe Sitter Essentials

This is a 1-day class designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue.

In addition, Safe Sitter teaches young teens life and business skills, so that they know how to be prepared, be responsible, and be considerate whether they are babysitting or doing odd jobs for family, friends, or neighbors.

You'll have fun. You'll learn a lot. And at the end of the day, you can proudly say, "I am a Safe Sitter®!"

Course Content

CHILD CARE SKILLS
  • Child Development
  • Child Care Duties
  • Behavior Management
SAFETY SKILLS
  • Indoor Safety
  • Outdoor Safety
  • Online Safety
  • Personal Safety
  • Handling Emergencies
FIRST AID & RESCUE SKILLS
  • Injury Prevention
  • First Aid and Injury Management
  • Choking Rescue
LIFE & BUSINESS SKILLS
  • Job Screening
  • Setting a Wage
  • Canceling Jobs
  • Meeting Employers

This full-day course is $45.00 which includes the Safe Sitter Essentials Student Handbook and completion card. Financial assistance is available for eligible students. Please call 815-599-6707 for more information and to find out if you are eligible.

Students may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch at Cafe FHN.

Dates

Monday, June 10th, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (class full)
Saturday, June 29th, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (class full)

All courses will be held at FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport, IL, lower level in the Globe/Deaconess Room.

Find out more about Safe Sitter courses at safesitter.org.