Safe Sitter® Essentials is a 1-day class designed to prepare students AGES 11-15 (must be in at least 6th grade) to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue!
Skills Your Child Will Learn:
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 diapering practice.
First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue. 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 play.
*All classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The class fee is $50. We are currently accepting cash, checks made payable to Ela Township, and credit cards (a 2.65% fee will be assessed for all credit card charges).
All classes will take place at the Ela Township Community Center located at 380 Surryse Road, Lake Zurich. Students must bring a sack lunch and, if possible, a baby-sized doll for diapering practice.
In order to reserve a spot for your child, we kindly ask that you complete and return the Safe Sitter® Essentials Registration Form and Student Contract to the Ela Township Community Center located at 380 Surryse Rd., Lake Zurich. Once we receive completed documents and payment, your child’s spot will be reserved and you will receive a registration confirmation email within 48 hours.