Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter® is an up-to-date and well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis.

The Duneland Family YMCA offers babysitting and child care course to help you provide quality care to children of all ages and to help children stay safe at home. 

UPCOMING CLASSES

Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR

Email [email protected] for more information.

Members: $55
Non-Members: $75

Safe at Home Course

Wednesday, December 14
5:00-6:00pm
Members: $35
Non-Members: $55

Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR

Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR CPR is a one day course designed to prepare students in grades 6th-8th to be safe when they are home alone, watching a younger sibling, or babysitting.

The instructor led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR.

Safe Sitter takes place at our Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning. Rates are $55 per Y member or $75 per non-member. A Safe Sitter manual is included in the program fee. Please pack a sack lunch or snacks.

[email protected] by Safe Sitter® is a 90-minute program designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The program is designed to enable any adult that enjoys teaching preteens to facilitate an introductory level program to prepare students to care for themselves when parents are away for short periods of time. 

[email protected] takes place at our Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning. Rates are $35 per Y member or $35 per non-member. 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Welcome Back (20 minutes)

Safety in an Online World (30 minutes)

Break (5 minutes)

Behavior Management (45 minutes)

Lunch (30 minutes)

First Aid Challenge (30 minutes)

Mission Possible (30 minutes)

Break (5 minutes)

Choking Rescue Challenge (30 minutes)

CPR (60 minutes)

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Welcome/Introduction (15 minutes)

Safety Skills (30 minutes)

Break (5 minutes)

Child Care Skills (60 minutes)

Lunch (30 minutes)

First Aid & Rescue Skills (100 minutes)

Break (5 minutes)

Life & Business Skills (45 minutes)

Challenge Accepted (25 minutes)

End of Day Review (15 minutes)

SAFE SITTER CLASS CONTENT

The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue!

SAFETY SKILLS

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

FIRST AID & RESCUE SKILLS

Learning skills such as choking rescue is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

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.

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.

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For questions or concerns, or to request detailed information regarding the Safe Sitter Program, please contact:

Becca Colbert

Director of Youth and Community Based Programs
[email protected]