Babysitting Basics

Created for those ages 12 and older, our babysitting training course can help you learn how to provide care for infants and children, understand what to do in an emergency, choose age-appropriate activities, recognize and handle a range of behaviors, learn how to start your own babysitting business, and more.

Babysitting Basics

Created by industry-leading experts, the American Red Cross' Babysitting Basics class covers a wide range of information that can help new babysitters gain the skills and confidence needed to care for infants and children. The course takes approximately 4 hours to complete and includes information on:

How to care for infants and children
What to do in an emergency and how to stay safe
Choosing activities that are age appropriate
Recognizing, understanding and handling certain behaviors
Starting your babysitting business
The Babysitting Basics course culminates with a final exam. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a printable certificate that they can share with potential employers.