YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region offers Safe Sitter training to young teens to prepare them to stay home alone safely, care for younger siblings, and how to get their first jobs as babysitters. The curriculum includes topics such as babysitting as a business, infant and child choking rescue, injury prevention and injury management, behavior management, and sitter safety. The training costs $60.
Our instructors are Safe Sitter certified. Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized program that is medically accurate and developmentally-appropriate for young teens. Visit www.safesitter.org to learn more.
- Safety Skills: Indoor safety, outdoor safety, online safety, and personal safety.
- Child Care Skills: Child development, child care routines (including diapering practice), and behavior management.
- First Aid & Rescue Skills: Injury prevention, injury management, and choking rescue. CPR is an optional component.
- Life & Business Skills: Screening jobs, setting fees, and greeting employers.