Babysitting & Child Care Courses
On Site Training
American Red Cross babysitting and child care courses can help you provide quality care to children of all ages. Developed by experts in the industry, our online and in-person courses are available to those ages 11 and older, and include topics such as choosing age-appropriate activities, basic child care, like bottle feeding, child behavior, leadership, professionalism, safety, starting a babysitting business, and more.
Please note: Red Cross child care classes are not intended for those seeking certification for state-licensed child care providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification.
This course will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old.
Our in-person babysitter classes give you access to best-in-class instructors who will share the latest information on child care, offer tips, and can answer all of your questions so that you’re ready to start your own babysitting business. With lecture and class activities, these courses are engaging, informative and fun.
What You’ll Learn
Although every situation is unique, there are some universal skills and techniques that every babysitter should have. Our courses were designed with this principle in mind and can help you deliver the care that families need. Just a few of the things our babysitting classes cover include:
- Basic Care for Infants and Children
- Basic First Aid
- Child Behavior
- Age-Appropriate Activities
- Emergency Protocols
- Growing Your Business
- Child and Infant CPR/AED
*Participants will receive an EMTA First Aid CPR/AED Completion Card and a Red Cross Babysitting Digital Certification.
Other Child Care Courses
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