Babysitting Training in Michigan

The American Red Cross offers babysitting classes in Michigan 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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Babysitter training in Michigan is designed to help you gain the skills and confidence needed to become a trusted caregiver for children of all ages – from infants to tweens. Our online and in-person courses are taught by experienced, certified instructors, and include a range of activities that can help you put your knowledge to the test. Each class allows you to dive into important subjects like child behavior, choosing age-appropriate activities, first aid, and more.

Among the Red Cross babysitting classes in Michigan 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.

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 Michigan are not intended for state-licensed child care providers and do not meet all state requirements for such certification.

In Michigan, 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 join our Michigan babysitter training courses you'll get access to a wide range of resources and manuals that you can use during your class, and long after your training has ended. In addition, we'll give you access to a variety of refresher materials that can help you keep your skills sharp and your memory fresh, so you can provide families with the best possible care.

The American Red Cross's babysitting classes in Michigan 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.