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American Red Cross Babysitting Basics - Online Babysitting Course

This course is an ONLINE Training Course authorized by the American Red Cross.


This American Red Cross babysitting course is designed to help young people ages 11 and older become better babysitters. Through a combination of online resources, students will gain the skills and confidence they need to provide quality care for children and ways to respond to emergencies.

This online babysitting course will cover the following topics:

  • How to provide care for infants and children
  • How to stay safe when babysitting
  • What to do in an emergency situation
  • How to choose age-appropriate activities for kids
  • How to recognize and handle different types of behaviors

The six modules in this course will help you build the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful babysitter. Featuring videos, activities, games, and tools, you'll learn how to manage your babysitting business and provide quality care for the children in your care.

This course, which includes a final exam at the end, takes about 4 hours to complete. Students who have successfully completed this course will receive a printable certificate.

What You'll Learn

Babysitters are a vital part of many families' lives, providing crucial child care for young children. To be the best babysitter you can be, our courses cover universal skills and techniques. From learning how to play age-appropriate games to tips on dealing with crying babies, our babysitting classes will help you provide the care that families need. 

Just a few of the topics our courses include are:

  • Basic Care for Infants and Children
  • Basic First Aid
  • Child Behavior
  • Age-Appropriate Activities
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Growing Your Business

About this course:

  • Online Course
  • Work at your own pace
  • Engaging and Interactive courses
  • Start taking your course immediately
  • Course access after completion

The Advanced child care training is also available online. This course and all babysitting courses from Red Cross are available at Guardian Group Services. 

The Red Cross babysitting course online offers a Digital Certification that can be accessed online at any time. This certificate provides a record of the student's training history and course completion, no need to carry a printer version with you everywhere you go! 

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