Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who's choking, and helpful information like what to do if there's severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!
Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students' favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
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 practice these skills through various role plays.
The classes scheduled for October 6 and 7 are a paired series and students must attend both sessions.
The cost for the two day sessions is $45. The single day sessions cost $30.
If you or your spouse is an employee of St. Luke's or if you are enrolling more than one child, please call St. Luke's at 381-9000 to register. $5 for each sibling attending the same class. 100% payment is due at time of registration.
Registration is required. Please note that if there are less than 5 people enrolled in the class, the class may be cancelled. You will be notified before the class if this occurs. No refunds are given for this class, unless it is cancelled by us or a medical condition prevents you from attending class. Otherwise, you may transfer to another class within six months of the original class date.
Please have your child bring a sack lunch, refillable water bottle, and snack for the afternoon.
Class registration is from 8:45-9 a.m. Please come with your child to complete required paperwork and consent forms.
Class starts promptly at 9 a.m.
Please arrive at 3:45 p.m. to participate in the graduation ceremony and pick up your child.
This class is conducted in St. Luke's South Tower Anderson Center (5th floor) which is directly east of (and attached to) the South Tower parking garage where free parking is available. The South Tower ground-level pedestrian entrance is just east of the cul-de-sac at the corner of W. Bannock Street and N. First Street. Motorists should enter the South Tower parking garage at 101 W. Bannock Street and park on level 4 (top) in spaces designated for patients. Enter the South Tower building through entrance 4A, proceed through the double doors, and take stairs or elevator to the 5th floor Anderson Center.