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KRPA Partners with Safe Sitter® To Offer Life & Safety Training for Young Teens

29 Jul 2021 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Safe Sitter, Inc. is now offering a special opportunity to KRPA members: become a Safe Sitter® Registered Provider and offer licensed babysitting training courses at a significantly reduced cost.

For a limited time, KRPA members can apply to become a Safe Sitter® Registered Provider and avoid paying the $699 registration fee. Each member agency approved for the program will pay a discounted registration fee of $399, which includes a Game Pack, Graphics Pack, online Instructor training for one Instructor, marketing resources, and program support. Additional Instructors can be trained for $85 per person.

Ongoing costs are minimal: every student in a Safe Sitter® class must have a Student Handbook ($18) which includes a Completion Card. Registered Providers order Handbooks from Safe Sitter, Inc. National Headquarters and then set and collect their own fees for their classes.

Safe Sitter® courses prepare young teens with the life and safety skills they need when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. All courses are Instructor-led and filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students learn:

· Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.

· Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.

· First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

· Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

Safe Sitter, Inc., a nonprofit organization, has over 900 Registered Providers across the country. The program was created by nationally-recognized pediatrician Dr. Patricia Keener in 1980 with the goal of partnering with organizations to have their own Instructors trained to teach the program.

KRPA member agencies interested in applying to be a Safe Sitter® training site should contact Amanda Christian at Safe Sitter, Inc. (317.596.5001 x802 or achristian@safesitter.org). The link to the application is https://safesitterinc-abkbr.formstack.com/forms/new_site_application. Additional information about Safe Sitter® can be found at www.safesitter.org.

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