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Safe Sitter Certification

Emergencies happen. Prepare your teen for the unexpected with Safe Sitters® and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they know what to do if an emergency arises while they’re home alone.

The Keene Family YMCA’s instructors are certified to teach the Safe Sitters® course which is designed to teach middle school students how to confidently handle situations that may arise when they’re home alone or caring for younger children.

babysitter feeding baby at a table
The Safe Sitters® program teaches young teens how to be better, safer babysitters. For more than 40 years, Safe Sitter® has been a leader in providing life skills, safety skills, and childcare training.

Program Information

Safe Sitter® Essentials

Grades 6-8

This course is designed to prepare students to be safe when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The class is filled with games and role-playing exercises to help students learn and remember the concepts presented.

Students learn:

Safety Skills

How to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.

Childcare Skills

Tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. They’ll also learn the ages and stages of child development and practice diapering.

Life & Business Skills

The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students will practice these skills through various role plays.

Sign up for a class

Register online anytime during the enrollment period or contact us to learn more.