SAME DAY CERTIFICATION!
(2 Year Certification)
Recommended for: Babysitters, Child Care Workers.
Running Time: 6.5 Hours - 8 Hours
& Child Care Courses
Taking a Babysitting and Child Care Class
Heart Life CPR's babysitting and child care courses can help you provide quality care to children of all ages. Developed by experts in the industry, our 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.
The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training. As a licensed Training Provider of the Red Cross, Heart Life CPR is proud to provide these babysitting courses to our students. These babysitting courses 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. Heart Life CPR offers child care training that's not only convenient, but valuable to you and the families you care for.
Once your Heart Life CPR 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
**Please note: Heart Life CPR’s Babysitting Classes are not intended for those seeking certification for state-licensed child care providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification.
What You Learn
The Babysitting Basics course from the American Red Cross gives those ages 11 and older a foundation on which to build their babysitting business. Designed for new babysitters, this course delivers information clearly, concisely and interactively – and it's the perfect way for young people to learn about all of the responsibilities that come with the job.
What We Cover
Although every situation is unique, there are some universal skills and techniques that every babysitter should have. Our courses were designed with this principle in mind and can help you deliver the care that families need. Just a few of the things our babysitting classes cover include:
Provide care for infants and children
Learn basic first aid
Help children behave
Choose age-appropriate activities
Learn what to do in an emergency
Learn leadership skills
Build your business
Along with our industry-leading child care and babysitter classes, we also offer First Aid and CPR/AED certification courses. Available in person or taken via our Blended Learning option, these classes allow you to gain additional skills that can help save a life. Successful completion of these courses gives you a two-year certification and access to refresher materials – so you can keep your skills sharp between certifications.
Take care of the kids in your neighborhood when their parents can't be with them? Babysitting preparation courses from Heart Life CPR can help you not only learn to watch over children while they're in your care, but it can help you build leadership and decision-making skills, choose age-appropriate activities, understand behaviors and give you the tools needed to help manage them, and more. Our best-in-class in-person training courses are developed and delivered by experts in the field – and can help you become a babysitter that families can rely on.
Get Certified in Babysitters Training
Earn your babysitting certification from the Heart Life CPR. Whether you're just starting out or you've cared for your siblings for years and now want to start earning money or even build a business, our programs can help. By allowing you to demonstrate your skills to the families seeking your help, a Red Cross Advanced child care certification or Babysitting certification shows parents that you take your job seriously.
Designed and taught by experts, Heart Life CPR's Babysitting certification or Advanced Child Care certification course materials designed by the American Red Cross are interactive, informative, and fun. Created to help you provide the best care possible, our program can help you deliver compassionate care, and learn to interact with infants and children in fun, age-appropriate ways. This way, you can build a rapport with the children you care for, learn to understand them, and tailor your care to meet the family's needs.
Babysitting and Child Care Courses
Designed for new babysitters and childcare professionals alike, our childcare training courses allow you to gain the skills necessary to care for kids of all ages. The courses currently available include:
Babysitting Basics (Fully Online): Created for those ages 11 and older, our online babysitting training course can help you learn how to provide care for infants and children, understand what to do in an emergency, choose age-appropriate activities, recognize and handle a range of behaviors, learn how to start your own babysitting business, and more.
Babysitter's Training: Recommended for those ages 11 to 15, this course is designed to help participants develop leadership skills, build their business, help keep themselves and others safe, help children learn how to behave, and learn basic child care and basic first aid.
Advanced Child Care (Fully Online): Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to care for children and infants inside and outside of the home. The course delivers leadership training, child behavior and discipline training, as well as information on professionalism, safety, basic childcare, and more. (Note: This course is not intended as certification for state-licensed childcare providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification.)
Type of Babysitting and Child Care Courses
Heart Life CPR's babysitting classes are designed to work with your schedule. With select classes available online, and others available in person at a wide range of locations and times, it's easier than ever to learn new skills, gain valuable insights and information – and get your babysitting business started the right way.
In-Person:Our in-person babysitter classes give you access to best-in-class instructors who will share the latest information on child care, offer tips, and can answer all of your questions so that you're ready to start your own babysitting business. With lecture and class activities, these courses are engaging, informative and fun.
Online: Developed for those who need the flexibility to work at their own pace – and want the opportunity to learn in the comfort of their home – our online babysitting classes deliver the latest information in a convenient, simple-to-use way.
Online Babysitting and Child Care Courses
Although child care is a hands-on activity, some courses are available online – and offer interactive modules that allow you to test your skills in a simulated environment. Developed by experts in the field, our online babysitting classes deliver the information you need in a convenient, easy-to-use format. Our current courses include:
Designed for youths ages 11 and older, this online babysitting course introduces you to the skills and concepts necessary to provide the kids in your neighborhood with high-quality care. With information on caring for infants and children, choosing age-appropriate activities, child behavior and more, it's an excellent first step in starting your babysitting business.
Advanced Child Care Training:
These online courses deliver the latest information on caring for infants and children in and outside of the home. In addition, they offer training in leadership, child behavior and discipline, safety, professionalism, and more.
(Note: Advanced Child Care Training is not intended as certification for state licensed child care providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification.)
Why Get Certified
The CPR training and certification process takes just a few hours to complete, but can help you deliver the care that someone needs while waiting for medical professionals to arrive.
When you successfully complete any of our in-person or blended learning courses, you'll receive a two-year certification, as well as access to refreshers that can help you maintain your skills throughout your certification period.
Child Care Licensing & Our Courses
Child care licensing is regulated at the state level, often requires on-site visits from inspectors, and typically requires candidates to meet a myriad of highly specific criteria. At Heart Life CPR, we do not license facilities, nor is our certification intended to meet state child care licensing requirements. Instead, our child care certification courses can help provide you with a base of knowledge that allows you to responsibly care for children and infants inside and outside the home. If you're interested in becoming a state-licensed child care provider, please contact the licensing agency in your area.
Child Care Training
Heart Life CPR offers three child care certification courses, each of which can you help build the skills necessary for providing high-quality care to infants and children when their parents cannot be with them.
Our Babysitting Basics course gives those ages 11 and older information on caring for kids in their neighborhood. And our Babysitter's Training course gives people ages 11 to 15 more in-depth instruction on babysitting and child care.
As a professional caregiver seeking state licensure, our Advanced Child Care Training course can help you gain (or refresh) your skills. And although childcare licensing requirements differ by state, by reviewing and practicing the skills covered in the course we can help you prepare for the licensing procedure.
In the Advanced Child Care Training Course, you'll learn:
Basic Care for Infants and Children
Child Behavior and Discipline