Babysitting Training in Maryland

The American Red Cross offers online and in-person babysitting classes in Maryland that are designed to help you deliver high-quality care to kids of all ages. Depending on the course, or courses, you choose, you may be able to take an online class that allows you to learn at your own pace, or you may complete an in-person training session, which gives you the chance to discuss topics and theories with knowledgeable instructors who can help become the most trusted, sought-after babysitter in your neighborhood.

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At the Red Cross we offer two online Maryland babysitter certification classes: Babysitting Basics, and Advanced Child Care. The courses are delivered entirely online and are designed to help you better care for the infants and children in your charge. These courses allow you to train at your own pace making it easy to become comfortable with the material in each section before moving on to the next.

After successfully completing your Red Cross babysitter training in Maryland, you'll receive a digital certificate that you can print up and place in your portfolio or access online at any time. In addition, your certificate will include a unique ID number and a QR code, which allows potential employers to confirm that your certificate is valid.

We provide those ages 11 and older with a comprehensive education in babysitting and child care best practices. However, it's important to note that none of our babysitting classes in Maryland are intended for state-licensed child care providers, as our courses do not meet all of the state requirements for such certification.

Whether you babysit all the time or provide care infrequently, it's important to keep your wide range of skills fresh and ready for anything. To that end, we've created a variety of refresher materials, including quizzes, games, activities and videos that you can use to remember all the information you learned during your Red Cross babysitter training in Maryland.

In Maryland, babysitter certification from the Red Cross is valid for two years. In order to maintain your credentials, certificate holders can enroll in one of our abbreviated recertification courses, which allows you to receive the latest information, update your skills, and renew your certification for an additional two years.

When you enroll your son or daughter in Red Cross babysitting classes in Maryland, you'll give your child the tools he or she needs to become a capable, confident babysitter who parents can trust. Our courses will help your son or daughter learn how to recognize and gently manage certain behaviors, choose age-appropriate activities, understand what to do during an emergency, learn how to provide basic first aid, and more. Explore all of our babysitting training opportunities, and find the right class for your budding babysitter.