Red Cross Babysitting Course
Duration: 8 hours. Flexible scheduling options.
Basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.
Help your child build valuable skills for a lifetime. As a trained babysitter, your child will learn:
- Basic skills to care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children
How to care for himself/herself and siblings when home alone
How to create a safe environment, and deal with phone calls and unexpected visitors
How to react confidently in case of an emergency, such as choking, bleeding, poisoning, or burns
How to cope with common problems, such as tantrums and crying
Games and activities to keep kids of all ages entertained
How to manage a babysitting business, including creating a resume and a business card, and asking the right questions before accepting a babysitting job
Red Cross Babysitting Facilitator or Red Cross First Aid Instructor/Instructor Trainer
Completion: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam
Prerequisite: Min. 11 years of age
- Babysitter’s Manual
- Wallet card and optional wall certificate