• Babysitting Classes in Lincoln

    Babysitting is a job that comes with a huge responsibility. Fortunately, with the help of the American Red Cross, tweens and teens can prepare for the job – and earn the trust and respect of the families in their care. With leading science-based information on child behavior, feeding, choosing age-appropriate activities, leadership, and more, our online and in-person babysitting classes in Lincoln can help you become a capable, trusted babysitter.

    In Lincoln, babysitting classes from the American Red Cross deliver science-based information that can help tweens, teens and others provide care in a way that's safe and effective. In fact, our programs, including our babysitting certification courses, are developed and reviewed under the guidance of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, a 50+ member panel of nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines, so you can rest assured that you're getting the latest proven information. To enroll in an in-person or online class, review our newest course schedule.

    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 Lincoln 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.

    In addition to offering babysitting classes in Lincoln, the Red Cross also offers first aid/CPR/AED classes that can help you learn how to provide care for infants, children and adults. By augmenting your babysitting certification with a two-year certification in first aid/CPR/AED, you can show the families you work for that you're committed to providing their children with quality babysitting care, and that you're prepared to help them if ever they're injured or become ill. This can not only provide families with added peace of mind, but with the skills you'll gain through our first aid/CPR/AED class, you can also command a higher hourly rate. For more information on all of our classes, check our newest course schedule.

    For most parents, being with your child 100 percent of the time simply isn't realistic – and neither is counting on a family member to watch your little one every time you need to step out on your own. So, finding a babysitter you can trust is critical. But how do you know the person you're considering hiring has the skills needed to care for your child? One way to ensure your babysitter has received quality training is to look for someone who has completed one of our babysitting classes in Lincoln. Although certification can't speak to your sitter's personality, it can show you that he or she has taken the initiative to become trained in child care and understands how to perform a variety of tasks related to delivering quality care. And if the candidate holds a first aid/CPR/AED certificate, you can also rest assured that your sitter has received the training he or she needs to help your family in times of crisis.

    Whether you take one or all three of our child care and babysitting classes in Lincoln, you'll gain the skills and confidence you need to provide quality care to kids of all ages. In addition, you'll also have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and professionalism, and learn how to build your babysitting business. Sign up for one of our online or in-person courses to get started.