Babysitting is usually a teenager's first attempt at building and running a small business. Our new Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) course is designed to engage and inform the aspiring babysitter. This course gives teenagers everything they need to know, from getting started, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving, and first aid tips.
This program is for in-person training, with no online or blended portions. Students will receive a printed book and a paper certification card with the successful completion of this course.
Geared towards adolescents, not intended for daycare workers.
None, however CPR/AED and Basic First Aid certification strongly recommended.
RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION PERIOD
Certification is valid for up to 1 year
Initial training requires 6 hours, but it should be noted that successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives, rather than a prescribed instruction time
Child and Babysitting Safety
- Introduction to babysitting
- Job information sheet
- Help the parents get to know you
- What to cover before the parents leave
SAFETY AND INJURY PREVENTION
- Telephone safety
- Personal calls and texting
- You're in charge, but you're not the parent
- Keeping kids entertained and active
-Tips for infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-age
- Staying involved
- Bringing your own toys
BASIC CAREGIVING SKILLS
- Hand washing
- Feeding infants and children
- Infant safe sleep practices
- Recognizing an emergency
- Cuts and scrapes
- Caring for burns