Safe Sitter® is a national, non-profit organization that provides programs to teach youth life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
Safe Sitter at UM BWMC is a medically-accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. This class helps preteens ages 11 to 13 gain confidence with babysitting kills and abilities in caring for young children in emergency and non-emergency situations. Participants learn about child care essentials, choking child/infant rescue, preventing problem behavior, introduction to first aid and injury management.
The course is taught by a UM BWMC community health employee and the new update is a 5 ½ hour program from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UM BWMC in Glen Burnie. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. The fee for the class is $50, due at time of registration.
Classes are scheduled throughout the year on various dates. To find out when the next class will be held, please view our Calendar of Events and look for “Safe Sitter.” For more information, call UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center's Community Outreach Department at 410-553-8103 or visit Safe Sitter’s web site at www.safesitter.org.