SafeSitter® Class Description:
SafeSitter® is a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing students ages 12 to 15 how be safe when home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Safesitter training is designed for mature-minded individuals who are serious about developing his/her childcare skills and abilities.
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
Students will learn:
- Safety Skills: How to identify and respond to indoor and outdoor unsafe situations, personal safety and awareness, online safety tips and how to handle emergencies, such as power failures, home fires and weather emergencies.
- Child Care Skills: Learn about the different child development stages, how to care for infants, toddlers and school-aged children (mealtime, sleep routines, play activities) and how to apply age-appropriate behavior management techniques.
- First Aid & Rescue Skills: How to identify, assess and respond to basic medical illnesses and emergencies (allergic reactions, nose bleeds, fevers, etc.) and what to do if someone is choking, including how to perform abdominal thrusts to remove a foreign object.
- Life & Business Skills: Develop communication skills to meet potential employers, screen childcare jobs, discuss rates/pay, know what questions to ask and how to prepare for success as a childcare provider (punctuality, attire, rules, meeting the children, etc.).
For more information about SafeSitter, visit https://safesitter.org
2020 SafeSitter Schedule
• April 25, 2020, Saturday, 9:00 to 3:30pm (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
Location: Santa Clara County Fire Department - Fire Prevention Office, Los Gatos
To Register: contact one of the following Recreation Centers:
Campbell Recreation Center or 408.866.2104
Cupertino Recreation Center or 408.777.3120
Los Altos Hills Parks & Recreation or 650.941.7222
Los Gatos Saratoga (LGS) Recreation Center or 408.354.8700
Saratoga Recreation Department or 408.868.1249
Summer ONLINE Courses
• June 30, 2020, Tuesday - 9:00 to 3:00pm
To Register: https://safesitterjune2020.eventbrite.com
• July 9, 2020, Thursday - 9:00 to 3:00pm
To Register: https://safesitterjuly2020.eventbrite.com
Baby sitting classes are also taught by the following agency:
- American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter