Babysitting Training in Wisconsin
As the nation's leader in babysitting classes and child care training, the American Red Cross can prepare you to become a trusted, and in-demand sitter. And after completing one of our Wisconsin babysitting classes, you can even earn more than other sitters in your area. That's because 8 out of 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who held Red Cross babysitter certifications. In addition to learning how to care for kids of all ages, you can also become certified in First Aid, CPR and AED use – making you even more qualified for the job. Best of all, our certification classes include a free digital certificate (valid for two years) that you can provide to prospective employers, as well as free access to digital learning materials that can help you keep your skills sharp.
If you think you're ready to babysit, then it's time to enroll in one of our Wisconsin babysitting certification courses. Available online and in person, these classes can help you understand the skills necessary for becoming a responsible babysitter, and work through a range of scenarios that you might face. After your certification courses are complete, it might be a good idea to babysit for your own brothers and/or sisters while one of your parents is home or nearby, or try to babysit for a family friend who needs to only briefly spend time away from home. This will help you understand what babysitting is really like, while ensuring that a parent is available should you need their support. Once you've decided that you're ready to babysit, your Red Cross training can help you start a business, get the word out, and build your clientele.
Red Cross babysitting classes in Wisconsin are available to participants of all ages. For those who are 11 and older, we recommend starting with our Babysitting Basics class, which covers a wide range of topics, including basic childcare, what to do in an emergency, choosing age-appropriate activities, starting a babysitting business, and more. In our Babysitter's Training course, we'll take your skills to the next level with more in-depth information on caring for the children in your neighborhood. Some topics addressed include leadership skills, safety, child behavior, and first aid.
After completing our babysitting classes in Wisconsin, students can opt to enhance their skills (and their marketability) by enrolling in one of our first aid/CPR/AED classes. Available in-person, online, or via our blended Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session, our first aid/CPR/AED classes will help young babysitters learn how to care for infants, children, and even adults, during times of crisis. Topics covered include burns and cuts, choking, breathing emergencies, and more – and can help your child become a more capable, responsible babysitter, and citizen.
After completing our babysitting classes in Wisconsin, your certification will be valid for two years. But rather than keeping a copy of your certificate to show to prospective employers, you can simply give them a link or QR code that they can use to access your credentials. It's fast, simple, and paperless. Find the class that's right for you, and start earning the certifications you need.