Safe Sitter Classes


Safe Sitter prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice choking rescue and CPR!


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 practice diapering.

First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. 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 plays.


Class fee is $85 and must be paid at time of registration. Students should bring a sack lunch and jacket for the classroom. We will provide all other materials, including a Safe Sitter handbook that is theirs to keep.

If you have questions or would like further information, please use the contact form below, call us at (309) 692-6650, or email

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Funding to bring this program to Hult Center for Healthy Living was provided, in part, by Community Foundation of Central Illinois Women’s Fund. You can learn more about Women’s Fund here.

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