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SafeSitter® Class Description:

SafeSitter® is a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing students, ages 13 - 16, to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills as this course covers the following areas: safety skills, childcare skills, first aid & rescue skills and life & business skills. SafeSitter® courses are instructor-led and interactive, with hands-on demonstrations and skills practice using infant CPR manikin dolls.

SafeSitter® Course Content:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. 

  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering, and behavior management.

  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Students learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses, injury prevention and management, and choking rescue. 

  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

For more information about SafeSitter, visit https://safesitter.org

2017 Class Schedule

June 21, 2017 (Wednesday) 9:00 to 4:30pm 
   Location: Santa Clara County Fire Dept. Headquarters, 14700 Winchester Boulevard, Los Gatos
   To register for this class, contact:
      Campbell Community Center or 408.866.2104

June 26, 2017 (Monday) 9:00 to 4:30pm
   Location: Santa Clara County Fire Dept. Headquarters, 14700 Winchester Boulevard, Los Gatos
   To register for this class, contact one of the following Centers: 
      Saratoga Community Center or 408.868.1249
      Los Gatos Recreation Center or 408.354.8700 x221 or x225 

• June 29, 2017 (Thursday) 9:00 to 4:30pm   
  Location: Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos   
  To register for this class, contact one of the following Centers:      
     Cupertino Quinlan Community Center or 408.777.3120      
     Los Altos Recreation (Hillview Community Center) or 650.947.2790       
     Town of Los Altos Hills Parks & Recreation or 650.941.7222  

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Baby sitting classes are also taught by the following agency: