Summer is just around the corner and for many young teens that is the perfect time to begin a successful babysitting business to earn some extra income. The Red Cross offers two options for babysitting training, an online, self-paced class and a more in-depth, in-person training. Both courses are ideal for students ages 11 – 15. For more information about the online course, you can check out our website at redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/babysitting-caregiving.
For the in-person training sessions, there are upcoming courses in the Nashville, Franklin and Memphis areas. Teens can gain the skills and confidence they need to become responsible babysitters, while also learning valuable lessons about infant and childcare.
In class, you learn how to:
- Respond to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing and more
- Make good decisions under pressure
- Communicate effectively with parents
- Recognize safety and hygiene issues
- Manage young children
- Feed, diaper and care for infants
- Start your babysitting business
Upcoming course dates:April 26, 2014
Franklin, TNNatchez Trace Chapter (129 W. Fowlkes Street, Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37064)
April 26, 2014
Singleton Community Center (7266 3rd Rd, Bartlett, TN 38135)
May 3. 2014
Nashville, TNNashville Area Chapter (2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203)
To register, please visit redcross.org/takeaclass.