Babysitting Safety Workshop for ‘Tweens’ on Nov. 11

Every parent wants a babysitter who knows more than just caring with their child for a few hours; they want someone who is prepared to handle the rare emergency that might occur.

Professional Ambulance Center for MEDICS is offering a Safe Sitter® program for students 11 to 14 years old on Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pro EMC training facility at 31 Smith Place in Cambridge.

Proceeds from the workshop will benefit the Foundation for Belmont Education.

The one-day course Safe Sitter® course is a comprehensive program that teaches adolescents everything they need to know to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

The course includes CPR certification, basic first aid, childcare essentials and behavior management, as well as information on how to be safe while home alone or babysitting.

The program combines full group activities with small group practice sessions, and includes giving students hands-on CPR experience with manikins. The day ends with an hour of testing to ensure kids learned the skills. Testing includes written exams and a hands-on scenario-based test.

To register for the class, please visit, select “Training – Class Schedule” and scroll to the Safe Sitter class listing. You may also access the registration directly at

The class accommodates 60 students. Registration closes on Sunday, Nov. 9. 

The cost of the program is $85 and includes all classroom instruction materials, which may be taken home, CPR certification cards, a Safe Sitter ® program certificate of completion and snacks during the program. Students should bring their own lunches and dress in comfortable clothes suitable for sitting and working on the floor.