Wisconsin’s Safe Sitter
Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, highly structured babysitting preparation course designed for young adolescents 11 to 16 yrs old.
Safe Sitters are not just highly-qualified babysitters; they’re young business owners with practical life and safety skills-many already with an eye toward future endeavors!
Students will focus on:
- Care of Choking Infant/Child
- Infant and Child CPR
- Injury Prevention and Injury Management
- Safety for the Sitter
- Child Care Essentials
- Behavior Management
- Babysitting as a Business
The 6-1/2 hour class includes:
- Hands-on manikin practice
- Small-group interactive learning
- Role-playing and games
Each participant must pass a written and practical exam, proving mastery of key concepts and demonstrate acceptable skills in care of the choking infant/child. Students will receive a workbook and course completion card. There will be a break for lunch. Students are required to bring a non-refrigerated lunch. No peanuts please.
Safe Sitter was founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician, Dr. Patricia A. Keener, after a colleague’s 18-month-old choked to death while under an adult sitter’s care. Dr. Keener developed Safe Sitter as a medically accurate instructional program designed for young adolescents 11 to 14 years of age. Dr. Keener updates the curriculum regularly with the recent up in January 2016.
Classes will be held at:
Oconomowoc Community Center
220 W. Wisconsin Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Click on the below link for class dates, times and to register. All registration is done through the Oconomowoc Community Center.
- City of Oconomowoc Resident – $90
- Non-resident – $115