Safe Sitter® is a national, non-profit organization that provides programs to teach youth life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Over 130 lives have been saved by Safe Sitter® graduates using their skills.
Young teens need training in first aid, indoor and outdoor safety, and how to handle household emergencies before they are adequately prepared to stay home alone or watch younger siblings.
The Kent Memorial Library is the only site in Northwest Connecticut to offer Certified Safe Sitter® Training.
Becoming a Safe Sitter® means gaining confidence and learning how to handle situations that may happen on the job. Upon completing this training, the new certified babysitter will know how, why and where injuries happen so they can be prevented; how to get help if it is needed; how to keep safe when babysitting; how a child’s age affects how to care for them; how to prevent problem behavior; how to rescue a choking infant or child; and how to handle babysitting as a business.
SafeSitter courses are offered twice a year, usually in January and late August.The cost of the program is $20 which includes the Safe Sitter® Manual. Please call the Library to inquire at 860.927.3761, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in.