Babysitting Training in California

The American Red Cross offers babysitting classes in California that can help you develop the skills needed to take care of children when their parents can't be with them. Designed for those ages 11 and older, our babysitting classes will help you provide appropriate care for infants and children, choose suitable activities, handle certain types of behaviors, understand what to do in an emergency, and learn how to start your own babysitting business.

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California babysitting classes from the American Red Cross can help you demonstrate your skills and grow your business. And with online and in-person classes available for those ages 11 and older, you can find the perfect way to train for the certification you need. Available courses include Babysitting Basics, Babysitter's Training, and Advanced Child Care. By progressing through each level you'll build a foundation of knowledge and can build on your skills as you build your business.

All babysitting courses, once successfully completed, will give you access to a printable certificate that you can use to show potential employers and grow your business. Designed for those ages 11 and older, our babysitter training courses take just a few short hours to complete, but can help make all the difference to the families you care for.

In our online Advanced Child Care classes you'll refine your skills as a babysitter and receive advanced training in leadership, child behavior and discipline, professionalism, safety, child care and more. These babysitting classes in California are not intended for state-licensed child care providers and do not meet all state requirements for such certification.

Among the Red Cross babysitting classes in California is our Babysitting Basics course. Delivered exclusively online, this 4-hour course is designed for those ages 11 and older who are ready to become babysitters. Throughout the course you'll learn the basics of infant and child care, emergency procedures, choosing activities and other important information. After successfully completing the course you'll receive a printable certificate that you can show potential employers and use to help build your business.

The American Red Cross's babysitting classes in California and across the country are created by industry-leading experts who can help prepare you to care for kids of any age. With more than 100 years we've trained families and individuals to respond to emergencies of all sizes – and with the latest information and techniques, we can help you learn the skills needed to become a babysitter that families can count on.

The American Red Cross offers babysitting training in California and across the country. Developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, our babysitting courses deliver the latest information and techniques to help you become a capable and confident babysitter. In addition, with three levels of courses available, we make it easy to grow your skills and earn the certification you need to build your business.