Babysitting Classes in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, babysitting classes from the American Red Cross take just a few short hours to complete. Depending on which class you choose, from Babysitting Basics, Babysitter's Training, or Advanced Child Care Training, you may be able to take your class online, or you may need to attend an in-person training session. Explore our current list of classes to find more details on each type of training.

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The American Red Cross offers babysitting classes in Grand Rapids that can help you give high-quality care to kids of almost any age. When you sign up for training, you'll learn how to identify and manage certain behaviors, choose age-appropriate activities, learn what to do in an emergency, learn basic first aid, and build leadership skills. In addition, you'll get information on starting – and growing – your business. Once you've successfully completed your course, you'll earn a certificate that's valid for 2 years, and can be used to help demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

The Red Cross Babysitting Basics class can prepare you for your first babysitting job, or help you develop the skills needed to improve the good work that you already do. With a focus on caring for infants and children, choosing age-appropriate activities, child behavior and more, this Grand Rapids babysitter certification class is an excellent way to start, or build, your babysitting business.

Building on what you learned in our Babysitter's Basics class, our Babysitter's Training course can help you provide confident, capable care to infants and kids ages 10 and younger. Throughout the course you'll learn leadership skills, how to develop a babysitting business, get expert advice on keeping yourself and others safe, get tips on how to help children behave, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. After successfully completing Babysitter Training in Grand Rapids you'll receive a printable certificate that you can share with potential employers.

Designed for sitters, au pairs, nannies and care givers ages 16 and older, our Advanced Child Care Training course can help you provide exceptional care to infants and children ages 10 and younger. Available in an online format, or via a blended (online and in-person) course, our Grand Rapids babysitter training gives you a range of options to suit your schedule, and your learning style.

After successfully completing your Grand Rapids babysitting classes, you'll receive a printable certificate that you can use to build your portfolio and share with potential employers. In addition, it and all of your other Red Cross certificates, will be available online. This gives you the power to access and print your certificate anytime, anywhere. And because each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code, employers can easily use a standard QR reader on their favorite smart device to confirm whether your certificate is valid.

If your son or daughter wants to start a babysitting business, there's no better place to learn than with the Red Cross. Our babysitting classes in Grand Rapids will help your child develop the skills needed to become a caring, capable babysitter who parents can trust. Regardless of which class they choose, your son or daughter will learn a wide variety of information, including how to recognize and manage behaviors, choosing age-appropriate activities, how to handle an emergency, how to provide basic first aid, and more. Browse the courses available, and find the right class for your son or daughter.