safe Sitter

For children in grades six through eight.

If your child is ready to enter the world of babysitting, make sure he or she is fully prepared by attending our Safe Sitter class. Our comprehensive one-day course will help young people be safer, more confident caregivers and give them the resources they need to succeed whether they are babysitting other children, their siblings or are home alone.

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New babysitters will learn about injury management, childcare essentials, injury prevention, behavior management, the business of babysitting and how to care for a choking child or infant. Course materials are designed to be age/grade appropriate.

Safe Sitter Class Details

2023 Dates
Saturday, March 25
Saturday, May 20
Saturday, Sept. 30

8 am - 2:30 pm


Registration Deadline
March 13 for March 25 class
May 8 for May 20 class
Sept. 18 for Sept. 30 class

Bothwell Education Center
601 E. 14th St.
Sedalia, MO 65301

Parents and their children must read and complete the Safe Sitter Registration Form and Safe Sitter Student Contract in order to enroll in the course. Submit the completed registration form, Safe Sitter Student Contract and $35 fee to the Bothwell Education Center. The fee is due 10 days prior to the class date.

Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so early registration is recommended. Check-in begins at 7:30 am on the day of the course, which starts promptly at 8 am. Adults are invited to a short program at 2:30 pm.

To register or for more information, contact 660.827.9516 or email