100% ONLINE COURSE Babysitting can be a big responsibility, in order to help you provide a safe and nurturing environment and give you a competitive edge with a recognizable and respected company, the American Red Cross, we provide the Babysitters Basic Course. This course is 100% online and you can complete at a day and time that is convenient for you, however, you will need to set aside approximately 4 hours to complete the course. This course is designed primarily for youth ages 11 and older, and it 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.