Babysitting Courses include Safe Sitter and HSI Child and Babysitting Safety. These programs are designed for children ages 11-14 to learn how to become babysitters. These course do cover some First Aid or CPR training, but do not provide certification in CPR or First Aid.

Safe Sitter has several course options. These in-person classroom courses include:

  • Safe Sitter Essentials (5 1/2 hour class) which covers safety, child care skills, rescue skills, life and business skills.
  • Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR (6 1/2 hour class) covers the topics of Safe Sitters Essential as well as includes CPR. While this course includes CPR, students will not earn CPR certification.
  • Safe Sitter Expanded (2-day class) covers the skills of Safe Sitter Essentials as well as includes behavior management, online safety, and challenge activities.

In addition we also teach Safe Sitter’s Stay at Home and Grandparents: Getting Started.

  • Stay at Home programs are designed to cover safety for older children and tweens who will be staying home alone.
  • Grandparents: Getting Started is the newest course from Safe Sitter. Safety and childcare guidelines are continually improving and this programs covers the new current recommendations for caring for your grandchildren.

HSI Child and Babysitting Safety has 2 class formats – a 6-hour classroom course; or a blended learning program that includes an online course and a 2-hour skills session class that can be in-person or remote. Course covers preparing to babysit, business basics, caring for children, and some basic first aid skills. Students will earn a babysitter certification card valid for 2 years. You can view the ASHI Child and Babysitting Safety resource page HERE.

Please note that all course charges and fees cover the course supplies which include, but are not limited to books, mannequin lungs, barrier sheets, training valves, gauze, gloves, first aid supplies, cleaning supplies, books and/or handouts and the cost of certification cards; as well as payment to the instructor, rent and utilities. These charges and fees to do not represent income to the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Health and Safety Institute, Emergency Care and Safety Institute, Safe Sitter, or other organizations whose programs we may offer. These organizations are compensated through our purchase of their training materials, books & cards.

The official disclaimer from the American Heart Association:

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.