Safe Sitter is a national program designed to prepare children to babysit. Classes include basic childcare skills, safety techniques, and emergency procedures. Participants have to pass written and practical tests before they are certified. The cost of the program varies from $25-$45 depending on the format of instruction. Parents can call to register their young adolescent children or babysitters for the training. The following are facilities in South Florida that offer Safe Sitter programs: Miami Children's Hospital
3100 SW 62nd Ave.
305.666.6511, ext. 2518 to register Baptist Health of South Florida
6200 SW 73rd Street
786.596.3812 West Boca Medical Center's Outreach Center
9070 Kimberly Blvd., Suite 23
Boca Raton, FL
1.888.836.3848 Lower Keys Medical Center
5900 College Rd.
Key West, FL