Crouse Health is a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site and now offers the comprehensive babysitting training program for young adolescents in grades 6-8. Over 650,000 graduates have completed the course at hundreds of cities across the country. Graduates are able to handle emergencies when caring for younger children and are equally equipped with the tools needed to stay home alone safely.
Injuries are the leading cause of death in children up to age 5. Safe Sitter® is a well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis that aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen babysitters. The program follows American Heart Association standards for rescue skills as well as instruction in first aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The nationally-recognized program was developed by Indianapolis pediatrician Dr. Patricia Keener after a colleague’s toddler choked to death while in the care of an adult sitter who didn’t know what actions to take. Students who complete the Safe Sitter® program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught infant and child choking rescue and CPR. They also learn how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own babysitting business as well as issues of online and cellphone safety.
To graduate from the Crouse Health Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must demonstrate the practical skills needed for safe sitting and master the key concepts of life and safety skills.
Once you have completed the online registation for your safe sitter, please check your email and fill out the registration form and have your child fill out the Student Contract and email it back two weeks prior to class.
DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS: These classes are via ZOOM. There will be breaks throughout the class. This class will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Registration will close a week prior to class to allow for time to receive class materials in the mail. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
We have a tentative IN PERSON class scheduled for May 21, 2022.
|| Jessica Liepke