About Us

Safe Sitter® began because of a tragedy: the accidental death of a nurse’s young child while in the care of an adult babysitter.

Patricia A. Keener, M.D. recognized the vulnerability of young children when cared for by unprepared providers, so she created a program to teach young teens how to be better, safer babysitters. For more than 35 years, Safe Sitter® has been a leader in providing life skills, safety skills, and child care training for youth. Now a national nonprofit organization with over 900 Registered Providers in all 50 states, Safe Sitter® continues to help build safer communities by providing youth with the skills they need to be safe while home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Offer Safe Sitter® classes in your community! Safe Sitter® is a turn-key program that is easy to add to your existing offerings, and the medically accurate course content follows guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.