• Babysitting Classes in Fargo

    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 Fargo can help you become a capable, trusted babysitter.

    When you take part in our Fargo babysitting certification courses, you can gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to provide quality care to the kids in your neighborhood. With our comprehensive online, and in-person courses, which deliver science-based information, you'll learn everything you need to gain the trust of the families you work with and start your own babysitting business, including providing basic care, like holding and feeding, choosing age-appropriate activities, recognizing and managing certain behaviors, marketing your business, and more. For information on all of the classes available in your area, check 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 Fargo 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.

    At the Red Cross, our babysitting classes in Fargo 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.

    We'll be here for you long after your Fargo 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 Fargo 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.