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Safe Sitter® Program

Safe Sitter® courses provide young teens (ages 11-17) life and safety skills needed for babysitting.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Perform child and infant CPR techniques
  • Rescue a child or infant who is choking
  • Care for children of all ages
  • Prevent problem behavior
  • Prevent possible injury and decide on the seriousness if someone is injured

To become a Safe Sitter®, students must pass a written and practical exam. Parents and friends are invited to attend the graduation ceremony to recognize the Safe Sitters® at the end of the day.

How to Signup

The Safe Sitter course is available to young teens ages 11-17. Pre-registration is required as the class size is limited. Registration costs $60, which must be received prior to class. Cost includes the cost of t​he official Safe Sitter® handbook. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Each class requires a minimum of five registrants. If the required five registrations are not met, the class will be canceled.

Upcoming classes:

  • January 3
  • March 14
  • June 6 and 13
  • July 11, 18 and 25
  • August 1

Find an upcoming class»

Class space is limited, so registration is on first-come-first-serve basis. To register, send a completed registration formand media release formby email to  at least one week prior to the class.

Please make all checks payable to Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center & send to:
Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center – Temple
Attn: Melissa Mesecke
1901 SW H.K. Dodgen Loop, MS-CH-1205
Temple, TX 76502

For more information, contact:
Phone: 254.935.4157​