Babysitting Basics - Online Course

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Class ID 02074912

Designed primarily for youth ages 11 and older, this online course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors. Students will also learn the basics of starting a babysitting business. The course consists of six interactive modules featuring video, activities, games and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills and manage their babysitting business. This course, which includes a final exam at the end, takes about 4 hours to complete. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate.

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American Red Cross
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Language
English
Class Description
Designed primarily for youth ages 11 and older, this online course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors. Students will also learn the basics of starting a babysitting business. The course consists of six interactive modules featuring video, activities, games and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills and manage their babysitting business. This course, which includes a final exam at the end, takes about 4 hours to complete. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate.
Class Setting
Online

Online

Work At Your Own Pace And Schedule, Engaging and Interactive courses, Course access after completion. Start taking your course immediately.

Certifications + CEUs

Certification

Red Cross courses offer Digital Certification, an online version of a Red Cross certificate, which provides anytime, anywhere access to student training history and course certificates. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!

CEUs


The American Red Cross has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The following courses and presentations qualify for CEUs under IACET guidelines:

Course: Contact Hours: CEUs Awarded:
Babysitters Training Instructor 9.5 1.0
Babysitter's Training Instructor Re-entry/Crossover 4.5 0.5

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Babysitting Basics - Online Course is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 228.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly detailed I was amazed at how much the course covered. I wish I had known about this course years ago when I began babysitting. I am definitely recommending this course to all others I know who babysit and even anyone who babysits for me in the future I would ask to have this course first.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Babysitting Class I loved the course. It is time consuming. I took the class online over a two week time period working on it a little each evening.
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Nice! I bought this course three weeks ago and it is amazing! Yes, it is long but if you committed to babysitting, it’s worth it. It tells you everything you need to know.
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome teaching Learing different things about how to take care of the kids.
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Course: Laggy I bought this today, and completed the course. It was helpful, however it isn’t the course’s fault, but my videos were so laggy and it made the experience not the best.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Informative This was such a great learning experience and I’ve gotten more babysitting jobs because of it!
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought this hoping to learn a little it went way beyond my expectations I learned so much.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT WASTE YOUR KIDS TIME! My son spent hours on this online course only for it to lose his progress and take him back through most of the modules. It was extremely frustrating as he worked hard and was excited to be close to finishing. I spend almost an hour on the phone taking to 6 different people with "customer service" who could not do anything to help me without having a screen shot of his progress. Spend the extra money and time to go to the physical class and do not waste your time with this faulty online course.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course!! My 11 year old son took this course this weekend and it was wonderful. I would recommend blocking out a time and having them sit down and do it all in one shot. You are able to pause the videos so your child can take potty and snacks breaks. It was very easy to navigate it and he completed it wilt absolutely no help or guidance needed. We liked that there was a certificate to print out and he was so proud of himself!
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Babysitting Training I was amazed as how in depth the course was and covered every part of child care.
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Course! I just recently finished the babysitting course and it helped so much with my first job as a mother's helper.
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it was fun I did it all in one day it took 6 and a half hours
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good basic class Good starter class but a little hard starting. Once you figure it out it’s nice and easy!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for being online! I bought this course to make sure that I could provide the best care for the children I babysit and that’s exactly what I got with bonuses like business advice and more.
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It’s good How do you save your results because I would have to start over every time I logged out
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but.. I am very happy I did this course although I feel like it talked to much about starting a business rather than acutally caring for the kid. The course never talking about how to feed a baby or change a diaper. Which I was a little confused by.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good class but terrrible access to get class My daughter enjoyed and learned from This on line class about babysitting. However I was very dissatisfied with the on line access. After I paid we could not access from her chrome book. I contacted Red Cross and that was a waste of over an hour. Frustrating. Finally called back and another tech person told me how to by pass using a chrome book. This is an ON LINE class - please figure this out if offering this. Kids these days use google chrome!
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative It’s a great course for babysitting basics for my son. However, I was the one that got the certificate. Who should I contact to fix the name on the certificate?
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great features i bought this course a week ago and i am happy and satisfied
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and wonderful course material This course was intersactive, easy to follow and had lots of great information.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome course! I really loved this course, it was very informative, and I feel well prepared for any babysitting job. However, they did not tell me how to save my progress after each lesson, and so I had to restart several times. It took me 45 minutes to an hour each time to go back through all the lessons, and it was extremely frustrating. Overall though, this is a great course and I learned a lot! But I would have enjoyed it much more had there not been so many problems with saving progress.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I liked this course too much, I liked the way that they used to teached me
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable. I expected more I saved my money and bought this class so that I can learn about babysitting. My dad is a firefighter and said the Red Cross classes are the best. This class didn’t save my progress and would start me over from the beginning each time. We called the phone number a few times and they tried to help but said the program was bad. The information is good but the computer program is not. I’m sad this took so much time and cost a lot of money for me.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great but great program. Easy to do at home and very helpful. But it kept crashing. I ended up doing the program 3 times before I got the certificate. Not sure if this was just my computer but I definitely recommend doing it on chrome or anything other than safari.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to follow I have always wanted to be a babysitter and I love young kids
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Material-Frustrating Website Good course, but website is not user friendly if you log out and try to return to the course. It would not keep my daughter's place if she got up for a break and she would have to restart each time.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good content I thought the content was very good and my daughters enjoyed the videos. My only complaint was it didn’t save our progress so we had to go back through it again
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome I did the basics for babysitting courses and i really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it's topic choice of issues arising. Did it in 24 hours? It was a bit "challenging" because the questions are general, so the answers were numerous and beyond(leaving it blank, partial answered). Write with experience from your parent s/aunt s & uncle s.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very comprehensive My mom bought this for me to earn a badge. I read the reviews and thought that this would be incredibly boring, but it was very fun.
Date published: 2018-08-07
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