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In Reading, babysitter training from the American Red Cross is available online and in person, depending on the class you choose. However, regardless of the type of course you select, you'll still receive world-class instruction and the latest information. All of our classes are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which works to ensure that our students receive instruction that's both up to date and in line with best practices. All classes, once successfully completed, result in a printable certificate that you can share with your employers.
Whether you choose our Babysitting Basics, Babysitter's Training or Advanced Child Care classes, you'll learn important tactics, strategies and skills designed to help you provide the best quality care for the children in your charge. Each class covers a range of important topics in varying depth (based on the experience level of its students). These include: basic child care for infants and children, basic first aid, child behavior, choosing age-appropriate activities, emergency protocols, professionalism, and leadership. As you progress through each level of our Reading babysitting classes, you'll become more capable and confident in your skills, and find new ways to grow your business.
In addition to our Reading babysitting training classes, we also offer a wide range of courses that can help you provide care to kids and adults when they need it most. With training in First Aid, CPR and AED usage, you can learn skills that will allow you to help in an emergency.
After successfully completing your Reading 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.
As the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training, the Red Cross can prepare you to provide the quality care that parents want for their children. In fact, 8 out of 10 parents surveyed said they would pay more for the services of a trained, Red Cross-certified babysitter. In order to receive the certification that families look for in a sitter, you must successfully complete our online or in-person Reading babysitting classes. With three levels of training available, as well as a range of courses that can complement your skills, the Red Cross can help you become a capable, confident, and popular babysitter.