Taking a babysitting Class
Babysitting & Child Care Courses
American Red Cross babysitting and child care courses can help you provide quality care to children of all ages. Developed by experts in the industry, our online and in-person courses are available to those ages 11 and older, and include topics such as choosing age-appropriate activities, basic child care, like bottle feeding, child behavior, leadership, professionalism, safety, starting a babysitting business, and more.
Please note: Red Cross child care classes are not intended for those seeking certification for state-licensed child care providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification.
Once your Red Cross babysitting and child care training is complete, you'll still have access to all of your course materials, including your Babysitter's Training Handbook and Babysitter's Training Emergency Reference Guide on the Red Cross Learning Center. You can download them onto your mobile device or computer, or print them up and take them with you to babysitting jobs. Either way, you'll never be without the information you need to provide families with quality care.