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Safe Sitter Class

April 1, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Three young children sitting on a bench in front of windows reading.

Penn State Health Children’s Hospital is proud to offer the Safe Sitter training. We hope to provide information that will teach your child how to handle emergencies when caring for other children. The program also shares ideas on how to manage being a sitter and the responsibilities and concerns that may arise. Each participant must be actively engaged in the program and review emergency key concepts learned throughout the day. Please note: In this one day course, participants will learn basic first aid practices, choking rescue for infants and children. This course does NOT provide CPR certification.

Who Can Attend?

Students should be 12 years old by the date of the class. Most participants are 12 to 15 years old. Boys and girls are equally welcome to participate. If your child is under 12 years old, please reach out and ask us about the “Safe at Home” program for children 10-12 years old.

Program Overview

  • Success on the Job
  • Babysitting as a Business
  • Child Care Essentials
  • Choking Child/Infant Rescue
  • Preventing Problem Behavior
  • Injury Management
  • Safety for the Sitter

For more information on the Safe Sitter program, visit the Safe Sitter website at www.safesitter.org.

Registration

Class Fee: $25 if paying by check (payable to Penn State University) $20 if paying by cash Due the morning of the class at registration. *If the class is changed to virtual due to weather, it will be offered free of charge.

Includes:

  • One-day program
  • Safe Sitter manual
  • Completion Card

*Students need to bring their drinks, snacks and lunch

Please email esasala@pennstatehealth.psu.edu to register your child for the class. You will be contacted to confirm your child’s registration. Please include the following information when sending an email:

  • Class date
  • Participant’s Name
  • Parent/Guardian Name
  • Address
  • Parent Cell Phone Number
  • Email for confirmation materials)
  • Participant’s Date of Birth (Note: Participants should be 12 years old by the class date.)

Registration will be confirmed once all of the above information is received. Class will be filled as registrations are received. Class size is limited to 20. If the class is full, you will be notified and placed on the wait list in case of any cancellations.

If you register your child and they are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible. You are still responsible for the registration fees if you do not call or email us to make us aware they will not be attending the class.

Please register by Friday, March 22, 2024.

Inclement Weather

If the weather forecast indicates that travel to and from the class site will pose a safety risk, participants will be notified ahead of time that the in-person class is canceled and it will be offered virtually instead. Additional details will be shared upon registration.


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