At the Red Cross, our babysitting classes in Oklahoma can not only prepare tweens and teens for the responsibility of caring for the kids in their neighborhood (and their own brothers and sisters), but we can help adults brush up on their childcare skills, as well. With our Babysitting Basics, Babysitter's Training, and Advanced Child Care Training, which is appropriate for aunts, uncles, grandparents and others, our classes can help those at any age learn how to provide quality care to the kids they know and love.

Note: The Advanced Child Care Training class is not intended as certification for state-licensed child care providers, and does not meet all state requirements for such certification.

In Oklahoma, babysitting classes from the American Red Cross are available to those aged 11 and older. However, just because your son or daughter wants to take classes – it may not mean that they're ready for the responsibility of actually caring for children. One of the ways to gauge this is by enrolling your child in one of our online courses, then taking the time to discuss the subjects covered. This will help you understand what your child has learned, and to what degree his or her instincts have developed. In addition, if you have younger children (or friends with younger children), you can allow your elder child to practice babysitting them while you're at home – but busy doing things that won't allow you to interact with the kids. If everything goes well – and all of their tasks are accomplished to your satisfaction – your child may be ready to babysit outside of the home.

For new parents, especially if you haven't been around infants in awhile, Red Cross babysitting classes in Oklahoma can help you prepare for what's to come. With thoughtful, compassionate instruction on caring for a child, including information on holding, feeding, safety, and more, our instructors can help you learn how to take care of your child well before he or she arrives. In addition, we offer courses in first aid/CPR/AED that cover providing care to infants, children, and adults – which can help you learn what to do should your child (or anyone else) become sick or injured and need emergency care.

Babysitting is a big responsibility. It requires care and patience in ways that most kids just don't understand. That's why Red Cross babysitting classes in Oklahoma are so important. By learning how to care properly for kids of all ages, you can become a more capable, confident babysitter – and you'll have the credentials to prove it. In addition, you'll be able to earn more. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds a Red Cross babysitter certification. It's added peace of mind for parents – and a great way for you to differentiate yourself from the other babysitters in your neighborhood.

After completing our babysitting classes in Oklahoma, 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.

At the Red Cross, our trainings go far beyond our babysitting classes in Oklahoma. With CPR, First Aid and AED classes, plus BLS and CEUs for medical professionals, we offer a wide range of classes for people at every age and stage of life. Find more information on the classes available in your area, and continue your education with us.

American Red Cross programs, including all of our Oklahoma babysitting training classes, are based on the latest science, standards and regulations. Courses are developed by experts in the field and overseen by The American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts drawn from a wide variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines. With their guidance, we're able to ensure that Red Cross practices and recommendations align with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine. This allows all of our babysitting course participants to become well informed and well prepared to deliver quality care.