Basic first aid and care giving 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.

Duration: 7 hours (9am-4pm)

Completion Requirements: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam, Minimum 11 years of age.

Red Cross Babysitting Course Content:

  •  Business of babysitting
  •  Caring for babies
  •  Caring for toddlers
  •  Caring for preschoolers
  •  Caring for school-aged children
  •  Creating safe environments
  •  How to handle emergencies and first aid

Take-Home Materials

  • Red Cross Babysitter’s Manual
  • Babysitter Wallet Card
  • Babysitter Wall Certificate (optional)

Additional Resources for Babysitting