Babysitting Classes in Concord
With training in choosing age-appropriate activities, managing certain behaviors, keeping kids safe, etc., Red Cross babysitting classes in Concord can not only help you prepare for your first babysitting job, but they can also help you earn more. In fact, 8 out of 10 parents surveyed said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who held Red Cross babysitter certifications. To learn more about our courses or to find a class in your area, check our newest schedule.
At the Red Cross, our babysitting classes in Concord aren't just for teens and tweens hoping to earn money as babysitters. In fact, they're great courses for anyone who may not typically spend time around children, but who may also be asked to provide care to an infant or child – like a new aunt, uncle, grandparent or even a close friend of someone who is pregnant or adopting. For older teens and adults, our Advanced Child Care class can give you the skills and confidence needed to help someone you love care for their child. Available online, this course takes just a few hours to complete, but can mean a lot to those you care for. To enroll, check our class schedule.
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 Concord 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.
In addition to offering babysitting classes in Concord, 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.
At the Red Cross, we'll be here for you long after your Concord 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 Concord 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.