• Babysitting Classes in Silver Spring

    As the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training, the American Red Cross can help you become a capable, confident babysitter that families love. With convenient classes developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, our Silver Spring babysitting classes deliver the latest information and best practices to help you succeed. Plus, with the option to become certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED usage you can gain even more skills and build your resume.

    The American Red Cross offers babysitting training in Silver Spring that's designed for those ages 11 and older. Available online and in person, our babysitter certification classes can help you start your business on the right foot. With training in basic first aid, child behavior, activity planning, and more, they can help you become familiar with important issues in child care, and grow your skills and confidence. Successful completion of our courses results in a 2-year certification.

    Note: Our babysitter training is not intended as certification for state-licensed child care providers and does not meet all requirements for such certification.

    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 Silver Spring babysitter certification class is an excellent way to start, or build, your babysitting business.

    Building on what you learned in our Babysitter's Basics class, our Babysitter's Training course can help you provide confident, capable care to infants and kids ages 10 and younger. Throughout the course you'll learn leadership skills, how to develop a babysitting business, get expert advice on keeping yourself and others safe, get tips on how to help children behave, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. After successfully completing Babysitter Training in Silver Spring you'll receive a printable certificate that you can share with potential employers.

    Designed for sitters, au pairs, nannies and care givers ages 16 and older, our Advanced Child Care Training course can help you provide exceptional care to infants and children ages 10 and younger. Available in an online format, or via a blended (online and in-person) course, our Silver Spring babysitter training gives you a range of options to suit your schedule, and your learning style.

    After successfully completing your Silver Spring 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.

    If your son or daughter wants to start a babysitting business, there's no better place to learn than with the Red Cross. Our babysitting classes in Silver Spring will help your child develop the skills needed to become a caring, capable babysitter who parents can trust. Regardless of which class they choose, your son or daughter will learn a wide variety of information, including how to recognize and manage behaviors, choosing age-appropriate activities, how to handle an emergency, how to provide basic first aid, and more.