Safe Sitter

SAFE SITTER CLASS OFFERED DURING SPRING VACATION!

The Safe Sitter class will be held at Stamford EMS on Wednesday, APRIL 11, 2018 FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Stamford EMS Academy is proud to offer Safe Sitter®, a program designed to educate the sitter on how to care for children in order to prevent accidents, and what to do in case of an emergency.

Children ages 11 to 13 will learn how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children, such as:

  • What to do when a child stops breathing or chokes
  • How to call for emergency help
  • Basic child care skills, such as diapering and feeding
  • How to entertain children and keep them safe

Safe Sitters also receive helpful tips to make them more confident babysitters and caregivers, and learn safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door and how to call for help. They also receive information on child development and age-appropriate activities, while learning about the business of babysitting.

During the course, participants get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques including CPR and choking, so they are prepared to act accordingly in a crisis situation.