Safe Sitter Babysitting (SSB)

Course Description

Cardinal Institute for Health Careers’ Safe Sitters Babysitting education program (SSB) is a one (1) day program designed to successfully prepare preteens and teens to care for younger children. The Safe Sitter® Essentials education program includes CPR and is a 6 ½ hour course exclusively for preteens in grades 6 – 8 to provide education the following areas:

  • Safety Skills: Indoor safety, outdoor safety, online safety, and personal safety
  • Child Care Skills: Child development, child care routines (including diapering practice), and behavior management
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Injury prevention, injury management, and choking rescue. CPR training is an optional component & will be taught in the CIHC Safe Sitter Program
  • Life & Business Skills: Screening jobs, setting fees, and greeting employers


While the Safe Sitter curriculum is designed to successfully prepare preteens and teens to care for younger children, the role of a parent/legal guardian is crucial. It is important to know if one’s child is emotionally mature and physically able to care for another child. The role of babysitting is fun; however, it is not to be taken lightly. It is role with great responsibility.

  • Must have completed the 5th grade.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend English.
  • Must be physically and emotionally capable of taking care of themselves as well as other minors.
  • Must be mentally capable of recognizing and avoiding danger.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions.

Completion Requirements

Program Completion Requirements

The student must be present for the entire scheduled time and participate in all required activities.


Upon completion of the course, the student will receive the Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter's Handbook with Completion Card.

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