Safe Sitter Program


Safe Sitter gives teens in grades 6-8  instruction on the most important aspects of caring for children. Topics include child care and diapering, basic first aid and rescue, personal safety, injury prevention, behavior management and more. In addition to learning about child care, participants will be discussing ethics and the business side of babysitting as well.

Sessions will be held at the Ela Community Center, 380 Surryse Road, in Lake Zurich, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: December 29, January 21, February 18, and March 24.

The enrollment fee is $30.00 which includes a manual and completion card to be given out at the end of the class. Participants should bring a baby-sized doll if possible and must bring a sack lunch.

For more information, call 847-438-9160 or email youth@elatownship.org.


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