Safe Sitter® A Curriculum for Young Teens

The Safe Sitter® courses offer the only national standard training curriculum exclusively devoted to preparing young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether home alone, sibling sitting or babysitting.

The Safe Sitter® curriculum is designed exclusively for young teens in grades 6 – 8, (ages 11-14) and covers the following areas: safety skills, child care skills, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business skills. Safe Sitter® courses are instructor-led and interactive, with hands-on demonstrations and skills practice using medical manikins. In addition, Safe Sitter® teaches young teens life and business skills, so that they know how to be prepared, be responsible, and be considerate whether they are babysitting or doing odd jobs for family, friends, or neighbors.

Safe Sitter® is a competency-based, medically accurate course with first aid and life support content that follows current guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.

Course Options

Safe Sitter® Essentials: a 5 ½ hour course that covers all four areas of the curriculum: Safety Skills, Child Care Skills, First Aid & Rescue Skills, and Life & Business Skills.

Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR: a 6 ½ hour course that covers all of the course content in Safe Sitter® Essentials, with an additional hour of CPR instruction and manikin practice.

For more information or to schedule training, please contact us.

Holy Name Medical Center's Community Training Center

The Center offers a full complement of courses and certifications including CPR, AED, First Aid, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Courses are offered at Holy Name Medical Center or group training can be held at a location of your convenience.

For more information, please contact 201-227-6254 or register at:

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Holy Name Medical Center is an authorized American Heart Association Training Center.

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