Basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents. Register now.

Duration: 8 hours. Flexible scheduling options.

VO2 Babysitting Facilitator or First Aid Instructor/Instructor Trainer

Completion Requirements
100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam

Min. 11 years of age

Course Content
Level A

  • Business of babysitting
  • Caring for babies
  • Caring for toddlers
  • Caring for preschoolers
Course Content

Level A

  • Caring for school-aged children
  • Creating safe environments
  • How to handle emergencies and first aid

Take Home Materials
Red Cross Babysitter’s Manual
Babysitter Wallet Card and optional Babysitter Wall Certificate

Additional Resources for Babysitting
Packing your babysitting kit
Babysitter’s checklist