Please note that this is a tentative class at this point pending COVID rates and guidance from our Bronson team regarding the safety of in-person classes. By registering your child here you are simply expressing an interest in this class, and placement will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Masking will be required, social distancing maintained, and modified CPR will be taught (to avoid breathing into a mannikin). Cost will be $100 for this two-day comprehensive class and payment is required at time of sign-up. If cancelation does occur due to COVID (or other reasons) refunds will be issued promptly.
Better baby sitters today make better parents tomorrow. Designed by a pediatrician, this two-day class teaches students in grades 6-8 (must have completed 5th grade) 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 is severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!
Participants receive a certificate of completion.
Safe Sitter® Course Content:
- 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 class will be held in the basement of the Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education
Map to Gilmore Center
Gilmore Center Layout
Carolyn Call, BSN, RN, Coordinator of Family Centered Education at (269) 341-7521 or (269) 330-0001, send an email