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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.

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2020 SafeSitter Class Schedule

Spring Class

• 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      

Spring 2020 Flyer

Summer Classes

• June 18, 2020, Thursday - 9:00 to 3:30pm    
  Location: Santa Clara County Fire Deptartment - Fire Prevention Office, Los Gatos   
   To Register:    
     Los Gatos Saratoga (LGS) Recreation Center or 408.354.8700
     Saratoga Recreation Department or 408.868.1249      

• June 24, 2020, Wednesday - 9:00 to 3:30pm
   Location: Santa Clara County Fire Deptartment - Fire Prevention Office, Los Gatos
   To Register:             
      Campbell Recreation Center or 408.866.2104

 June 30, 2020, Tuesday - 9:00 to 3:30pm
   Location: Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino
    To Register: contact one of the following Centers   
      Cupertino Parks & Recreation or 408.377.3120
      Los Altos Hills Parks & Recreation (register online) or for more information 650.947.2506

Cost: $35 

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