The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitter 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 is certified by the Red Cross. 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 is the only choice in childcare education. Certification classes include a free digital certificate, valid for 2 years, plus free access to digital learning materials.