Safety Basics LLC
Babysitting training, Home Alone preparation, CPR & First Aid for children
Parent Corner

Safety Basics Parent Review Sheets

News and Headlines

July 2, 2015
Healthy Kids
"When can my child stay home alone?"

Nov 26, 2012

Staying Home Alone

Vitals Blog

Tips for Parents

May 4, 2012

Home Alone:  What age is safe for children?

KATV Arkansas

by Rachel Garnder producer

by Joan Early

June 18, 2012

 Leaving Your Child Home Alone

Renown Children's Hospital

March 9, 2012

10 rules for leaving your child home alone, Health, Image & Behavior for parents of tweens & teens

by Stefanie Mullen

April 2, 2012
Simply Stated a Real Simple Blog by Kristin Brandt
February 19, 2011
Safety Basics Home Alone class featured.
Latchkey kids statistics in the US show that about 14% of children ages 5 to 12 spent an average of about 1 hour alone at home after school.
The Basics of Staying Home Alone

Help prepare your child ages 9 to 11 years to stay home alone before or after school or
 for other short periods of time in this interactive program.  Topics covered include:  
entering and leaving the house, getting safely to and from school, what to do while
home alone, safe snacks, storm and emergency preparedness, internet safety,
and simple first aid.  A light snack is included.  
Class is designed for kids.  A parent tip sheet is provided in our parent corner.

Upcoming dates and locations:

The Lodge in Des Peres
Sat. Nov. 9th, 2019, 1-3 pm
1050 Des Peres Rd, Des Peres MO 63131
Fee: $28/child
Register online (open 9/19) at

The Pointe in Ballwin
Sat. Nov. 23rd, 9-11 am
1 Ballwin Common Circle Dr
Ballwin MO 63021

Babysitting Basics
Get ready to babysit for ages 12-15 years.  Interactive program includes getting started, taking care of baby, kids ages and stages, entertaining the kids, keeping things safe, and being prepared for emergencies and first aid in this 3 hour course.  Please bring a baby doll to practice baby care skills. A light snack is included. Class is designed for kids. A parent tip sheet is included in our parent corner.

Upcoming Dates and Locations:

Webster Groves Recreation Complex
Fri. Nov. 22nd,5:30-8:30 pm
33 E. Glendale Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Fee: $35/child
Call 314-963-5600 to register.


CPR for Babysitters and More......

Would you know what to do for a breathing or choking emergency if you are babysitting?  Parents value sitters that are CPR trained.

Participation level training: CPR for Family and Friends at

Safety Basics

9058 Watson Rd, Ste B

Crestwood, MO 63126

Nov 9th or Dec 7th

9-11:15 am
Fee $30 for infant and child modules of CPR
Click here to register

Certification level training: CPR/AED (Skills test off required)

Mon. Nov 11th, 6-9 pm

9058 Watson Rd, Ste B, Crestwood, MO 63126

For kids 12 years and up.

Special Student Rate Fee: $46 for adult & child modules or
$51 for infant, child, and adult modules, add additional 30 minutes on to class time. Must purchase AHA 2016 edition Heartsaver CPR AED book or e book on your own for $2.50 fro www.shopcpr.heart.or or

Learn adult, child, and with infant CPR and how to use an AED, how to help all ages with a choking emergency.  2 year completion card received upon completion of skills testing.  Students must be able to perform cycles of chest compressions and give a return demonstration.

Click here to register.




Kid's Activities
Here's a link to 33 Fun Activities for Kids. (from Always check with parents first and make sure activity is age appropriate for young children.

Edible play dough

Mix together in a large bowl:  (Make sure there are no peanut allergies)
 1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup honey

Roll into shapes and then eat!