The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training – and will prepare you to be the best sitter in your neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitter certifications. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. You can also opt to get certified in First Aid and CPR/AED (good for two years). With online and classroom options for all ages, The American Red Cross offers child care education that's not only convenient, but valuable to you, and the families you care for. Certification classes include a free digital certificate, valid for 2 years, plus free access to digital learning materials.
Because children have their own unique needs, we've developed several online babysitting and child care classes that cover everything understanding and managing behaviors to choosing age appropriate activities. Created by the experts, and with real-world scenarios in mind, our classes deliver helpful, simple-to-use tips, advice and information that will make caring for children of any age easier. In addition, we offer a wide range of CPR and First-Aid classes that can help you provide appropriate care when faced with an emergency. For more information on the classes available in your area, visit http://www.redcross.org/courses/index.jsp.