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

  • July 27
  • Aug 24
  • Sept 21
  • Oct 19
  • Nov 16
  • Dec 7

Classes at the Longmont Y

  • Aug 17
  • Nov 9

Classes at the Mapleton Y

  • July 6 (This class has been moved to the Arapahoe Y in Lafayette)
  • Aug 10
  • Sept 7
  • Oct 5
  • Nov 2

Member: $80
Non-member: $100

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Red Cross Babysitter Bootcamp Certification (Ages 11-15)

This two-day Red Cross course has been revised and updated to be more educational and interactive! Learn the latest science on first aid and cardiovascular care, receive more in-depth coverage of the basics all updated, expanded and redesigned for today’s babysitters. Impress parents by earning your Babysitter’s, Child and Infant CPR, and First Aid Certificate. Take-aways include the official Babysitter’s Training Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide and Training CD, so you can practice at home, and your own First-Aid kit. Participants should bring a lunch, pen and water bottle for each day.

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

  • June 7-8
  • July 12-13

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