The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training – and will prepare you to become one of the most capable, trusted and in-demand sitters in your neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitting certifications. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. You can also opt to get certified in First Aid and CPR/AED, and add even more value to your clients. With online and classroom options for all ages, The American Red Cross offers child care training that's not only convenient, but valuable to you and the families you care for.
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. 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.
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.