Safe Sitter Program


The Ela Township Youth Program’s babysitting program, sponsored by Safe Sitter, gives youths ages 11 to 14 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. 

Saturday sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13, July 15 and Sept. 16 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.

Safe Sitter Registration Form

Safe Sitter Student Contract