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Safe Sitter® Program

The Scott & White Trauma Injury Prevention Outreach is offering one-day Safe Sitter® courses to provide young teens (ages 11-17) life and safety skills needed to be a knowledgeable and responsible babysitter.

Course topics include:

  • How, why, and where injuries happen so they can prevent them
  • How to decide the seriousness of a problem and if someone is injured
  • How to get help in different situations
  • How to keep safe while babysitting
  • How to care for children of all ages
  • How to prevent problem behavior
  • How to rescue a child or infant who is choking
  • How to learn child and infant CPR techniques
  • How to run a successful babysitting business

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 includes the cost of t​he official Safe Sitter® handbook. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

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 Melissa.Mesecke@BSWHealth.org  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​
Email: melissa.mesecke@bswhealth.org

Upcoming Classes

When: June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 20, August 3, August 10 - 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center, 1901 SW H.K. Dodgen Loop, Temple, TX 76508

On your registered day, report to the front desk of the hospital lobby and reference Safe Sitter Course

Details: Safe Sitter courses provide 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

Multiple class options are offered throughout the summer. All classes are held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the course is completed in a single day. Registration required. Class cost is $60; payment must be received prior to class.​​​​​​​​​​​​​