Audience: This course is a babysitting training program for boys and girls ages 11-14.
Course Content: Safe Sitter® is a medically oriented instructional program designed to train young people for babysitter certification. The curriculum includes units on babysitting as a business, behaviour management, child development, safety, injury management, rescue breathing and choking techniques. Safe Sitter® is a one-day, comprehensive class combining classroom lecture with hands-on practice to facilitate an effective learning environment for the target audience of primarily young adolescents. The class is taught by professionals and maintains a small teacher/student ratio.
Safe Sitter® is a popular program in the community and seeks to ensure that graduates will be safe, confident babysitters. Also, a goal of Safe Sitter is to teach information and skills which are not only useful for babysitting but in other life arenas as well. The Safe Sitter® motto, "Better sitters today, better parents tomorrow" expresses this intent.
During the course, participants get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques, so they are prepared to act accordingly in a crisis. Participants must also pass a rigorous practical and written test to show they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency.
|Rescue Breathing||Injury Prevention||Care for a Choking Infant or Child|
|Accident Management||First Aid||The Business of Babysitting|
|Basic Child Care (feeding, diapering)||Safety for the Sitter||Behavior Management|
Course Format: Didactic & Practical Course Length: 5.5 +/- hours
Course Cost: $85.00 This price includes the course & book. Lunch is not included. Please bring a bag lunch and drink.
Minimum class size: We will not cancel a class due to a minimum class size. We will hold the class even if only one student enrols.