• Babysitting Training in Pennsylvania

    In Pennsylvania, babysitting classes from the American Red Cross take just a few hours to complete. Available online and in person, our babysitting certification courses are taught by experts in the field and can help you learn how to be a compassionate, safe babysitter that parents will turn to again and again.

    At the Red Cross we offer two online Pennsylvania babysitter certification classes: Babysitting Basics, and Advanced Child Care. These courses are delivered entirely online and are designed to help you better care for the infants and children in your charge. These courses allow you to train at your own pace making it easy to become comfortable with the material in each section before moving on to the next.

    Among the Red Cross babysitting classes in Pennsylvania is our Babysitting Basics course. Delivered exclusively online, this 4-hour course is designed for those ages 11 and older who are ready to become babysitters. Throughout the course you'll learn the basics of infant and child care, emergency procedures, choosing activities and other important information. After successfully completing the course you'll receive a printable certificate that you can show potential employers and use to help build your business.

    The Pennsylvania Babysitter Training course from the American Red Cross is designed those ages 11 to 15, and is delivered in a traditional classroom setting. With caring, compassionate, knowledgeable instructors who can help you understand the proper techniques for caring for infants and children, you can become a more capable, confident babysitter.

    After successfully completing your Red Cross babysitter training in Pennsylvania, you'll receive a digital certificate that you can print up and place in your portfolio or access online at any time. In addition, your certificate will include a unique ID number and a QR code, which allows potential employers to confirm that your certificate is valid.

    In Pennsylvania, babysitter certification from the Red Cross is valid for two years. In order to maintain your credentials, certificate holders can enroll in one of our abbreviated recertification courses, which allows you to receive the latest information, update your skills, and renew your certification for an additional two years.

    At the Red Cross, we offer babysitter training in Pennsylvania and across the country. All of our curriculum is developed by experts in the field and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of more than 50 nationally-recognized medical, scientific, and academic experts who are dedicated to ensuring that our babysitting classes, and all of our courses, include the best science and best practices available.

    We provide those ages 11 and older with a comprehensive education in babysitting and child care best practices. However, it's important to note that none of our babysitting classes in Pennsylvania are intended for state-licensed child care providers, as our courses do not meet all of the state requirements for such certification.