Safe Sitter

Better Sitters Today.  Better Parents Tomorrow.®

SAFE SITTER® prepares boys and girls ages 11 to 13 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.  The Junior League of New Orleans teaches it in collaboration with The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue!

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


Schedule & Fee:

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

Summer 2019 Schedule



June 1 June 2
June 8 June 9
June 22 June 23
June 29 June 30
July 13 July 14
July 20 July 21

All classes are from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Lunch is provided, and we invite parents to graduation at end of each class.

How to Register:

Class size is limited to 24 students. Register early as classes fill quickly. Registration via one of the following:
  • Email completed Registration Form to, THEN call 504-896-9591 immediately with credit card information.
  • Mail completed Registration Form and a $50 check payable to The Parenting Center to: The Parenting Center, 200 Henry Clay Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118.
  • Fax completed Registration Form to 504-896-3965, THEN call 504-896-9591 immediately with credit card information.
  • Visit The Parenting Center main office at: 938 Calhoun St, New Orleans, LA.
Spaces can only be reserved when the completed Registration Form and fee have been received. Registration forms received without payment will not be considered.