Childcare Ministry

Safe Sitter training


We offer Safe Sitter training for Middle School students who would like to volunteer in our Childcare Ministry. Opportunities for volunteering include on-site at Mt. St. Francis during Young Adult events and at St. Mary New Albany during Theology on Tap every 1st Tuesday evening of the month.

Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!


Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.


Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.


The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.


Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering. 

Upcoming Dates for Safe Sitter training:

  • January 12th

  • May 4th

  • September 14th

Registration forms and $40 payment may be sent to our office:

Catalyst Catholic | New Albany Catholic Youth Ministry

101 St. Anthony Drive

Mt. St. Francis, IN 47146

Classes are from 9 am - 3 pm at our office at Mt. St. Francis. Lunch and class materials are provided with paid registration.

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