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ARC Babysitter’s Training

American Red Cross Babysitter's Training

Babysitter’s Training Course Description:

Babysitter’s Training 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 and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old.

Course Objectives:

  • Define leadership and identify role modeling, respect, communication, motivation, taking action  and decision making as important leadership skills. 
  • Identify ways to respect diversity among the children they babysit. 
  • Apply the FIND decision-making model to common babysitting situations. 
  • Use safe and appropriate techniques for finding babysitting jobs. 
  • List good business practices and professional work behaviors for babysitting.
  • Identify safety-related problems and know how to prevent, recognize and fix them to create a safer  environment in and around the home. 
  • List at least three types of basic child care. 
  • Identify which behaviors to expect from children based on their ages and developmental stages.  Describe the importance of play for children’s growth and development. 
  • List and apply appropriate techniques to prevent misbehavior and help children engage in desired behaviors.
  • Recognize an emergency.
  • Identify and apply the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE.
  • Explain the differences between life-threatening and nonlife-threatening emergencies. 
  • Identify who to call and when to call in different emergency situations. 
  • Describe how to check a conscious child or infant. 
  • Explain how to care for bleeding and burns. 
  • Demonstrate the proper way to wash their hands.
  • Demonstrate how to properly remove disposable gloves, pick up and hold an infant and toddler, bottle-feed an infant, spoon-feed an infant or toddler, diaper an infant or toddler, help a conscious child or infant who is choking, check an unconscious child or infant, & give care to an unconscious child or infant who is not breathing. 
  • Demonstrate the steps to control external bleeding.  

The delivery method for the curriculum is listed below:

Babysitter’s Training (Traditional)

  • Delivery: Traditional/Instructor-Led
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Price: $130 (Includes babysitting resources kit, certification, & a face shield key chain)
  • *Lesson times are estimates and vary from course to course. Adding “Skills Boosts” will extend the course length

    **The class listed on this page is not for those in a healthcare field. Please check with your employer to ensure that this is the class you need.

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