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. Classes are held at JLNO’s Headquarters at 4319 Carondelet Street in Uptown New Orleans. Please note that classes may be shifted to a digital format depending on orders from public health officials. Classes are $60 per student. There will be 20 students per class, separated into groups of 5 to allow maximum social distancing.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Saturday

Sunday

July 11 July 12
July 18 July 19
July 25 July 26
August 1 August 2
Classes will be staggered with Group A beginning at 9:45 am and ending at 4:00 pm and group B beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:15 pm to ensure social distancing.  You will be notified of your child’s group in advance.

How to Register:

Email chparenting@lcmchealth.org to register!