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Be Independent: Cash in on Discounted Babysitting Courses

With a course under their belts, teens and young adults can inch closer to financial independence from mom and dad.

The American Red Cross is offering a 20 percent discount on babysitting courses through the end of July. With a course under their belts, teens and young adults can inch closer to financial independence from mom and dad.

The Babysitter’s Basics online course, Babysitter’s Training classroom course and the classroom course with Pediatric First Aid/CPR are eligible for the discount using coupon code INDY200913 (case sensitive) when registering online at or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. All registrations made through July 31 are eligible for the discount regardless of when the course takes place.

The courses provide students aged 11 years or older with a range of training and skills so they can jumpstart their babysitting career and show potential employers they know their stuff. In each course, participants will learn to care for infants and children up to 10 years old, to keep the children and themselves safe, and to handle a variety of emergencies. Potential sitters also learn how to manage a babysitting business.

Which Course Fits Your Needs?

Babysitting Basics online course

  • Learn anywhere and anytime, going at your own pace
  • Lots of videos and interactive exercises
  • Takes only about 4 hours
  • Dozens of downloadable resources
  • Receive a printable Diploma to share with parents
  • Babysitter’s Training classroom course

  • Learn from expert Red Cross trainers
  • Take it with your friends or make new friends who also want to babysit
  • Get instant feedback with hands-on skills practice
  • More in-depth coverage of first aid topics
  • Receive a 2-year certification in Pediatric First Aid/CPR when you take the extended course
  • Warning: Don’t Be this Sitter

    The Red Cross babysitting courses help students avoid being this kind of sitter.

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    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.