Junior League of New Orleans

Safe Sitter

Better Sitters Today.  Better Parents Tomorrow.®

SAFE SITTER® is a babysitting training program for boys and girls ages 11 to 13.  The Junior League of New Orleans teaches it in collaboration with The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital. 

SAFE SITTER® provides adolescents with improved childcare skills to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children by teaching CPR, choking child and infant rescue breathing, and how to properly secure a home against safety hazards.  

The curriculum is medically accurate and developmentally appropriate and includes the following:

  • Basic life-saving techniques for choking infant/child and first aid
  • Safety precautions to prevent accidents
  • How and when to summon help
  • Tips on basic child care
  • Introductory employment skills

For more information, read Safe Sitter: Vital lessons for babysitters by Danielle Sutton as printed in the winter 2010 issue of JLNO's Lagniappe magazine.  You may also contact The Parenting Center at 504-896-9591.

Schedule & Fee:

Single day SAFE SITTER® classes are available on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer.  The fee is $50 per child, and students should bring their lunches.  Classes are held at JLNO’s Headquarters at 4319 Carondelet Street in Uptown New Orleans.

Summer 2015 Schedule

Saturday Classes

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sunday Classes

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

June 6 June 7
June 13 June 14
June 27 June 28
July 11 July 12
July 18 July 19
July 25 July 26
August 1 August 2

All Saturday classes are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  All Sunday classes are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Students bring their own lunch, and we invite parents to graduation at end of each class.

How to Register:

Participants must register with and pay The Parenting Center.  Check back in April of 2015 for the Registration Form.  

Your options for returning the form and payment are as follows:

  • Mail:  Send completed form and $50 check payable to The Parenting Center: The Parenting Center, 200 Henry Clay Avenue*, New Orleans, LA 70118 (*mailing address only)
  • Email:  Send completed form to parenting@chnola.org and call 504-896-9591 immediately with credit card information
  • Fax:  Send completed form to 504-896-3965 and call 504-896-9591 immediately with credit card information
  • In Person:  Visit The Parenting Center main office at 938 Calhoun Street.  Do not use this address for mail.

Places can only be reserved when the completed application and the fee have been received.  Registration forms received without payment will not be processed or considered.  Space is limited, so return the materials early to get your first choice.