*Original publication date: May 9, 2024*

Before the summer starts, prepare your child to be a star babysitter! This four-hour course is designed primarily for youth ages 11+ and will prepare students to be confident, well-rounded babysitters.

Participants will learn: 

  • How to provide care for infants and children
  • How to stay safe
  • What to do in an emergency
  • How to choose age-appropriate activities
  • How to identify and handle a variety of children’s behaviors
  • The basics of starting a babysitting business

Six interactive modules feature videos, activities, games, and a final exam to measure proficiency. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate.

The course costs $65 and includes a babysitting “to-go” bag that is ready to use.

If you are interested in registering, please complete this survey and let us know what days/times work best for you. By submitting this form, you will only be added to an interest list; you will not be registered for the class.

If you have any questions, please contact YWCA Mentoring Director Mindy Gardner at bridges@cortlandywca.org.

*Content included in this post was accurate on the date it was published. All information and pricing are subject to change without notice.