Safe sitter classes
Welia Health’s Safe Sitter program is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 (ages 11-14) to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. For more than 40 years, Safe Sitter® has been a leader in providing life skills, safety skills, and child care training.
What students learn
- 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 and 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. (CPR included in Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR and Safe Sitter® Expanded.)
- Life and 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.