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, Interactive And Customizable Courses, Unlimited Course Access For Two Years, 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 provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no cost for certain classes taken by individuals who have requirements to maintain a professional license or certification.

The American Red Cross is an approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Courses eligible for CEUs will have the CEUs awarded and contact hours printed on the lower, left hand corner of the 8½ X 11” digital certificate. Digital certificates may be accessed at www.redcross.org/take-a-class/digital-certificate.

Course participants should consult with their respective licensing/accrediting agencies to make sure IACET CEUs meet their continuing education requirements.

Please note:
  • Challenge courses are not eligible for CEUs.
  • A course is not eligible for CEUs if “0” CEUs awarded and “0” contact hours appear on a digital certificate.
  • The IACET standard is that 10 contact hours equals 1 CEU. For example, the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course is 4.5 contact hours or 0.5 CEUs. However, some licensing/accreditation organizations may have a standard that 1 contact hour equals 1 CEU. Customers should check with their licensing/accreditation organizations.


  • 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 3.8 out of 5 by 146.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Features !!!! They took my money, wouldn't let me finish the test !! The website sucks keeps glithching!
    Date published: 2018-03-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Class was taken off-line twice This class was purchased for a young adult with special needs. The website was very difficult to nagiviate. She was working at a slow pace and enjoying the class. After getting through lessons 1 -3, the class was taken off-line. We spent 20 minutes on the phone trying to get the class back. After it was out back on-line, she had to start at the beginning. The class was then taken down for a second time. This is very furstrating.
    Date published: 2018-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The real life scenario videos The course really helped me on what do do in real life problems and I could handle them and the different age level can affect playtime and more. I found out about form that I should use when interviewing the parent to see if they think I am a good fit. I enjoyed doing the course. I liked how there were videos and some reading involved, instead of all of the videos being have to be read.
    Date published: 2018-03-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Progress wouldn’t save Anytime we left the page we would have to click back through every phase to get back to where we were instead of picking up where we left off.
    Date published: 2018-02-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great class but glitches in program. My daughter was taking the different levels. The program woukd freeze and then take her back to the beginning of the entire course. During lessons number 4, it jumped her to the end of the entire course and gave her a course completion. There’s no way for us to go back and do lessons five and six. She’s upset since she doesn’t have that information contained in those 2 lessons.
    Date published: 2018-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome course! I got this course a month ago and it was so awesome! After taking this course I feel completely comfortable babysitting. I guarantee that this course will make you a better babysitter.
    Date published: 2018-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from two thumbs up I feel very prepared now that I have taken this course. It brought to my attention some issues I wouldn't have thought about. I will be doing more courses from American Red Cross in the future.
    Date published: 2018-02-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from It was uninformative I bought this and it is way overpriced. I come from a low income family and wanted to get this to be eligible
    Date published: 2018-02-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Computer Glitch Made It Fail I bought this course for my daughter, but it issued the completion certificate at the same time that I registered her. So she tried to get through it (because she's a good kid, and we didn't look for the certificate when she just started), and it kept resetting for her. She got through Level 5 two times and it kept resetting. When I got through to customer service, they couldn't do anything and wanted to reset everything and make her start over AGAIN. I asked for a refund instead, and they had to issue it in a check rather than back on my credit card. It's clear that this online system is really messed up. The people who tried to help were very nice and professional, but they really need to fix this system.
    Date published: 2018-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Depth and Informational My daughter took this class online and she found it to be very helpful. It provided many scenarios that she had to think through and I believe it has truly helped her be more prepared for situations that might arise while babysitting. It was in depth and informational and worth the money and effort.
    Date published: 2018-02-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I found the test dissipointing because, the website would log me out multiple times, the information could be found anywhere,it’s nothing special, and it definitely took more than 4 hours
    Date published: 2018-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Babysitting Course I take some months to complete , because my schedule. I happy to finish.
    Date published: 2018-02-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alright I bought this to up my chances of expanding me baby sitting business but it’s really just a bunch of words on some paper , it’s teaches really basic stuff that you should already know how to do and is a bit to long for something so simple
    Date published: 2018-02-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best I signed up for this course a year ago, hoping to earn some money through babysitting. After a little while, nobody in my area would take me up on it, so I deleted the forms I had bookmarked. Recently, I tried to go back into the course and get the forms again so I could try again. However, I was disappointed to see that not only could I not go back into the course without paying again, I couldn't get the forms without doing so. I've forgotten most of what I learned from this course a year ago. I know some very basic things, yes, but I don't remember any specifics. I forget what I should have on the forms. It's difficult to advertise myself as "Red Cross Certified" around my community when I can't find any proof that I am. Overall, fine course if you know that you'll be able to put the lessons into practice right away. But if not, I wouldn't bother.
    Date published: 2018-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the way I could do it at my own pace. My daughter enjoyed this SO much. It really helped when it comes to babysitting.
    Date published: 2018-01-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from video was good course was done well After completing the entire course, it does NOT show on my list of certificates. Thinking this was never updated when the new release came out. Very disappointed in that
    Date published: 2018-01-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Program isn't working The classes wont progress. I have submitted a support ticket. Waiting to see what is going on.
    Date published: 2018-01-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Help I enjoyed the course and the activities provided with the course. The tasks did get tedious after a while but if you pace yourself its fine.
    Date published: 2018-01-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from my training i am really happy i took this class i think it improved my babysitting skills a lot!
    Date published: 2018-01-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Informational Class, Horrible Web Experience The class was informational for my daughter who took the class. She learned some great things. However, the videos and website was horrible to use. It didn't save her process in the class. So the next time she log on to continue the class, she had to start from lesson 2 and click "next" until she got to the page where she left off. It also made her take the quizzes at the end of each lesson - over and over again. We tried to call for some online service help and they weren't able to help us. There was also a couple times when we tried to launch the class and it wasn't working.
    Date published: 2018-01-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Straight foreward It was really helpful and covered all the basics i needed
    Date published: 2018-01-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great potential This has great potential. Not all the features work, and I do believe that when it was made, it was targeted to younger children, but most children who will do this are going to be young teenagers, not 8 year olds.
    Date published: 2018-01-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very poor online UI and support My daughter completed the online babysitting course 3 times; not because it was difficult, but because the online course did not save her progress. First, she made her way through 4 modules and then decided to log off and come back. We discovered her progress wasn't saved and it was impossible to get through to Red Cross web support. Next, she took it all in one sitting and completed. When I tried to print her certificate the next day, it showed that she never completed the course. At this point I called RC and was on hold for 20 minutes. The CS rep was very polite and tried her best to help, but it was obvious she didn't have much say in the online course. Eventually, after an hour on the phone, I was told my daughter would have to take the class A THIRD TIME!! She finally completed it and we printed her certificate right away. I would never take another online Red Cross class--a friend of hers is now going through the same problems and I wish I had known so I could warn them away.
    Date published: 2018-01-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Challenging Internet Access! I purchased this course, basic babysitting, for my granddaughter to take. The course itself was fine, but access was a real challenge. The confirming e-mail had a link to the training, which worked the first time I used it to finish registering. The next time it directed me to a site that my virus program warned was a scam and that asked for "unusual" informaton. I had to call in for help, and they gave me an entirely different web site to use for the class. They really need to fix this issue as it was very frustrating working through the challenges to get to the course so she could actually complete it.
    Date published: 2018-01-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well chosen course I did this about a week ago and it was a great learning experience. I always use one of the methods it teaches, especially the find method. My only problem is that the course teaches you a lot more of being a full time sitter than a one job sitter. For instance it teaches you to make a resume, and have a bunch of papers to show every trait you have. Again, otherwise it is really good to show off by passing this course and learn how to protect your kids.
    Date published: 2018-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for beginners This was a great course. I know all the basics and tips to be a great babysitter. Red cross has made this course fun with mini informative games. You can go on your own pace, slow or fast.
    Date published: 2018-01-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very informative but lengthy. If I'm not mistaken, the description stated a four hour course and it took much more time than this. Also, anytime you got kicked off or had to stop, the course had to be restarted at least four times. For a 12 year old trying to complete the course, it was very frustrating for her and I. Overall, the information was great!! I just wish it would've been a little easier to navigate. I still highly recommend.
    Date published: 2018-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good lesson The lesson was overall a great tool for first time babysitters, however did have some kinks i’d like to see worked out for the future. Every time I came back to the lesson, it had lost my progress and I had to click, click, click, CLICK to get back. However, overall, it taught me some great life skills for babysitting in the future.
    Date published: 2017-12-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good to do at own pace Good you could open and close and continue where left off.
    Date published: 2017-12-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unnecessary videos There were too many unnecessary videos but the content was decent and it was a quick and easy course. The activities were almost too easy. Some of the content was unnecessary, like building a business and such.
    Date published: 2017-12-26
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