Safe Sitter (Babysitting Training)

Safe Sitter prepares young adolescents in the 6th - 8th grade (ages 11-14 years old) for the responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children. Participants will learn: how, why and where injuries happen so you can prevent them from happening in the first place, how to get help if you need it, how to keep yourself safe when babysitting, how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to rescue a choking infant or child. The class will include hands-on manikin practice in rescue skills, small group interactive learning, role-playing, and games. At the end of each section, each participant must pass a written exam proving they understand the key concepts. Students must also demonstrate their skills in care of the choking infant/child and in infant/child CPR. Upon successful completion, students will receive a Safe Sitter certification card. Students will also keep their handbook. Participants - Please bring a sack lunch.

Safe Sitter 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.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR 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.

SESSION CODE:  19SU-SS01

DATE: Thursday, July 18, 2019

TIME: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Urbandale High School - Room TBD

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  July 11, 2019

FEE: $53.00* ($58.00 after July 11)

 

SESSION CODE:  19SU-SS02

DATE: Thursday, July 25, 2019

TIME: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Urbandale High School - Room TBD

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  July 18, 2019

FEE: $53.00* ($58.00 after July 18)

 

SESSION CODE:  19SU-SS03

DATE: Thursday, August 1, 2019

TIME: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Urbandale High School - Room TBD

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  July 25, 2019

FEE: $53.00* ($58.00 after July 25)

 

SESSION CODE:  19SU-SS04

DATE: Monday August 5, 2019

TIME: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Urbandale High School - Room TBD

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  July 29, 2019

FEE: $53.00* ($58.00 after July 29)

NOTE:  *Register at least one week in advance of a camp start date and receive a $5.00 discount off your registration.  If you register online, the camp price listed will automatically reflect the $5.00 discount, if applicable.  The price already reflects the $5.00 discount.  Mailed registrations must be postmarked at least one week prior to camp start date.

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