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Safe Sitter prepares young adolescents for the profound responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children.
Safe Sitter is the only national not-for-profit soley devoted to babysitter training.
Beliefs - Safe Sitter, Inc. believes in the intrinsic worth of all children from infancy through adolescence. We believe in the importance of protecting the health and welfare of children. We believe in providing nurturing, positive experiences. We believe in the value of providing young adolescents with relevant and medically accurate information. We believe in adhering to the highest ethical standards.
Need - In general, inadequate emphasis is placed on the magnitude of the responsibility a young adolescent accepts when accepting a babysitting job. Most young adolescents lack the knowledge of first aid, rescue skills, behavior management techniques and life experiences necessary for handling medical, behavioral or household emergencies which might occur. Successful completion of an educational program addressing these competencies should be a community standard for all those who care for children.
Course Content - The curriculum is presented in sections which may be combined and taught as one of three course options:
- Safe Sitter (1-day) is a 6 ½-hour essential curriculum designed for busy schedules.
- Safe Sitter (1-day with CPR)is a 6 ½-hour curriculum designed to include teaching CPR in a one day course.
- Safe Sitter is a 12 hour curriculum designed for comprehensive coverage that also includes CPR.
All courses include how to care for a choking infant or child, basic first aid, personal safety for the babysitter, injury prevention, how to care for children (feeding, diapering, etc.), preventing problem behavior, behavior management, ethics and babysitting as a business.
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