Safe Sitter Program

The Ela Township Youth Program’s babysitting program, sponsored by Safe Sitter, gives students in grades 6-8 instruction for caring for children, including how to care for a choking infant or child, basic first aid, personal safety, injury prevention and behavior management.

Ethics is also discussed along with the business aspects of babysitting. The program includes a manual and completion card. Participants should bring a baby-sized doll and lunch to class. 

The next session will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, at the Ela Community Center. The cost per session is $30.

For more information, call 847-438-9160 or email

In order to reserve a spot for your child, we kindly ask that you complete and return the registration form and student contract. Once we receive completed documents and payment, your child’s spot will be reserved and you will receive a registration email. Click the following links to open forms.

Safe Sitter Registration Form

Safe Sitter Student Contract