Are you a new babysitter or looking to refine your skills?
If you or someone you know are interested in starting a babysitting business or looking to refine and refresh their child care skills, you've come to the right place! The American Red Crossoffers several options for pre-teens through adults who are seriously interested in providing a safe and secure child care experience.
There are several options to choose from; choose which one fits your needs. If you have questions, please reach out to us at any time!
The American Red Cross Babysitting Basics Online course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include
how to provide care for infants and children
how to stay safe
what to do in an emergency
how to choose age-appropriate activities and
how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors.
Students will also learn the basics of starting a babysitting business. The course consists of six interactive modules featuring video, activities, games and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills and manage their babysitting business. This course, which includes a final exam at the end, takes about 4 hours to complete.
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate.
Audience: Youth - ages 11 and older Delivery: Online Length: At your own pace Cost: $45 REGISTER BELOW After you register, a link will be sent to your email address to access the course.
Babysitter's Training with Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certification
The Red Cross Babysitter's Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR course provides 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.
The course also includes Pediatric First aid and CPR.
Audience: 11 - 15 and older Delivery: Classroom Length: 2-day course (10 hours) Cost: $100 (includes Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification - valid for 2 years)
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Advanced Child Care Training
The Red Cross® Advanced Child Care Online course teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to responsibly care for children and infants in and outside of the home. This includes training in leadership, child behavior and discipline, professionalism, safety, basic childcare (bottle feeding, holding, etc.). Learners will be engaged in virtual environments in which world-class animated characters respond specifically to choices made. Throughout, learning is supported through additional activities and informative videos.
Note: This program is not intended as certification for state licensed child-care providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification."
Audience: All ages Delivery: Online Length: At your own pace Cost: $45 REGISTER BELOW
After you register, a link will be sent to your email address to access the course.