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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 Fairfax babysitting classes, you'll become more capable and confident in your skills, and find new ways to grow your business.
In Fairfax, 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.
In addition to our Fairfax 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.
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 Fairfax babysitter certification class is an excellent way to start, or build, your babysitting business.
After successfully completing your Fairfax 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.
The Red Cross delivers babysitting classes in Fairfax and across the country that are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. This 50+member panel is dedicated to ensuring that our babysitting courses, and all of our classes, are built around the best science, and best practices available.