Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter

Johnson County Public Library is pleased to offer Safe Sitter training to our patrons.

What is Safe Sitter?

Safe Sitter is a nationwide program that teaches life and safety skills for young people when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting.

Who can attend Safe Sitter trainings?

JCPL patrons between the ages of 11-16 years old may register and attend a Safe Sitter training, with the signed approval of their parent or guardian.

What is taught at Safe Sitter trainings?

Attendees will learn first aid, behavior management, CPR and other skills for a safe and enjoyable babysitting experience.

How do I sign up?

Patrons between the ages of 11 and 16 can register for a Safe Sitter training. See below for a calendar of upcoming trainings and registration dates.

In order to register, please fill out the Registration Form and Student Contract. You can download and print the forms here, or pick them up at any JCPL branch. Completed forms may be emailed to Amy Dalton ( or returned to any JCPL branch beginning 30 days before the training session. Your registration is not complete until the forms are returned. If you return the forms after the class has filled, you will be placed on the waiting list.

How much does it cost?

There is a $25.00 materials fee for Safe Sitter trainings, payable by cash or check. Please bring payment on the day of the program. Make checks payable to JCPL.

Upcoming Safe Sitter Trainings at JCPL

All trainings are 9:30 to 4:00 pm. Please bring a sack lunch.

March 4, 2017 - White River Branch (registration opens on 1/1/2017)