CLOSURE UPDATE: Per mandate from Governor Polis, and because it is the right thing to do, our facilities are closed. Check here for COVID-19 updates. We are running emergency childcare only for families who have no other choice.

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION

American Red Cross

Babysitting Certification

Be the best babysitter on the block! Boost your babysitting business and impress parents by earning an American Red Cross Babysitting Certification. In this course, you’ll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. We cover the basics such as feeding, diapering, discipline and safety as well as how to be a professional, reliable sitter. Take-aways include the official Babysitter’s Training Handbook to use in class and on the job, emergency reference guide and training CD so you can practice at home. Participants should bring a lunch, pen and water bottle. For ages 11-15.

Learn how to:

  • Supervise children and infants.
  • Perform basic child-care skills 
  • Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys.
  • Handle bedtime and discipline issues.
  • Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries.
  • Care for common injuries.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.
  • Find and interview for babysitting jobs.
  • Learn to respond to emergencies.

Saturdays, 9:30am-4:00pm

Classes at the Arapahoe Y

  • March 21 - CANCELED
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • Aug 22

Classes at the Longmont Y

  • March 7
  • June 20
  • Aug 15

Classes at the Mapleton Y

  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 6
  • July 11
  • Aug 1

Member: $80
Non-member: $100

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Red Cross Babysitter’s Boot Camp

Babysitter’s Boot Camp returns this summer! This two-day boot camp includes Babysitting Certification as well as CPR and First Aid certifications.

Arapahoe Y

Fri-Sat, 9:30am-4:00pm

  • June 12-13
  • July 10-11
  • Aug 7-8

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