Safe Sitter Classes at Safety Town
Safety Town has partnered with the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville Fire Department to offer Safe Sitter classes. Safe Sitter is welcome to anyone ages 11-15 wishing to be certified to become a safe and responsible babysitter. Safe Sitter classes can teach you the skills to become a safe, reliable babysitter who can also run a successful business.
- 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 first aid 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 cost is $60 for the 6 hour class.
Classes will be offered again in summer 2020. Due to the length of the class and instructor availability, this class is only available in the summer.
Safe at Home Program
Staying home by yourself can be both scary and exciting!
This 90 minute class provides students, grade 4-6, with important safety training that will help students be prepared to stay home alone. Topics include: how to practice safe habits, how to handle common household emergencies, how to address illness and injury, and first aid skills. The last 30 min of class we ask that parents join the class to discuss how to prepare and create a plan with your child to assume the responsibility for them to stay Safe@Home. The cost is $20 for this program.
*Each parent must make the decision about whether their child is ready to stay home alone based on the knowledge, skills, maturity, and confidence of their individual child.
Classes are offered during the summer