Babysitting Classes in Wilmington
Become a capable, confident babysitter that families want to hire. When you enroll in one of our Wilmington babysitting classes, you'll learn from the experts how to provide care to the kids in your neighborhood. From choosing age-appropriate activities, to keeping kids safe, handling a range of behaviors to building your babysitting business, our courses can help you become an in-demand sitter who can handle virtually any situation.
Whether you're just starting to babysit or you've been working for families for years, Red Cross babysitting classes in Wilmington can help you not only improve your skills, but help you earn more. According to an American Red Cross poll, "parents want to entrust their children to babysitters trained in first aid, CPR and childcare skills, and more than 80 percent of parents believe that teenage babysitters should be paid more if they have these skills." This means that by successfully completing our babysitting training, as well as first aid and CPR certification courses, you can become a more trusted babysitter and have the power to earn more. Find a class in your area.
Empower your child by allowing him or her to enroll in babysitting classes in Wilmington. Through our training your child can learn how to provide care to the children in your family – or your neighborhood – gain respect as a capable babysitter, gain confidence, and earn an income. And if your child opts to take one of our first aid/CPR/AED classes, he or she will also gain the skills necessary for providing care to others during times of crisis. Find more information about our Wilmington babysitting certification program and enroll your child in an in-person or online class.
Advanced Childcare Training from the American Red Cross is designed for older teens and adults who provide babysitting services for their own family members or families in their neighborhood. Available online, this Wilmington babysitting training course provides participants with information on basic care, like feeding and holding, as well as child behavior, safety, discipline, and leadership. Activities and videos help reinforce learnings so that participants get the most possible from the course. Check our newest class schedule to enroll.
Note: The Red Cross Babysitting Program, including this course, is not intended as certification for state-licensed childcare providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification.
When searching for a babysitter who can provide quality care and support to your family, it's important to look for someone who is capable and gets along well with you – and interacts well with your children. One of the ways to do this is to look for someone who holds a Wilmington babysitting certification from the American Red Cross – this way, you can check his or her credentials online and gain a thorough understanding of the training your potential sitter has received. Secondly, call the sitter's references and have an honest discussion about his or her experience with the families served. And finally, talk with the sitter alone, as well as with your child. Watch how the sitter interacts with your little one while you're in the room – and while you're not. In the end, you'll need to hire someone you're comfortable with, so do a "gut check" and trust your instincts. After all, the health and care of your family depends on this person – and if you don't, for any reason, believe they'll do a good job, then you owe it to yourself to find someone who will.
At the Red Cross, we'll be here for you long after your Wilmington babysitting classes have ended. With online access to the Babysitters Training Handbook, you can review course information any time you need to refresh your memory on the skills and information covered in class. And if you choose to take a first aid/CPR/AED certification course, you can use our online refresher materials to keep your skills sharp and your memory fresh – and stay prepared to provide quality care when it's needed most.
All of our babysitting classes in Wilmington offer you the opportunity to earn a two-year certification that you can use to set yourself apart from other babysitters in your neighborhood. Once awarded, all of your certifications are accessible online, via a unique URL and QR code that you can provide to your employers. This way, you won't have to print up your certificates for every family you babysit for. It's free, convenient and paperless – and can help you stay organized.