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Babysitter’s Training

Purpose

To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.

Prerequisites
None. Recommended age 11–15 years.

Learning Objectives
Define leadership and identify role modeling, respect, communication, motivation, taking action and decision making as important leadership skills.

  • Identify ways to respect diversity among the children they babysit.
  • Apply the FIND decision-making model to common babysitting situations.
  • Use safe and appropriate techniques for finding babysitting jobs.
  • List good business practices and professional work behaviors for babysitting.
  • Identify safety-related problems and know how to prevent, recognize and fix them to create a safer environment in and around the home.
  • Identify which behaviors to expect from children based on their ages and developmental stages. Describe the importance of play for children’s growth and development.
  • List and apply appropriate techniques to prevent misbehavior and help children engage in desired behaviors.
    List at least three types of basic child care.
  • Recognize an emergency.
  • Identify and apply the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE.
  • Explain the differences between life-threatening and nonlife-threatening emergencies.
  • Identify who to call and when to call in different emergency situations.
  • Describe how to check a conscious child or infant.
  • Explain how to care for bleeding and burns.
  • Demonstrate the proper way to wash their hands.
  • Demonstrate how to properly remove disposable gloves.
  • Demonstrate how to pick up and hold an infant and toddler.
  • Demonstrate how to bottle-feed an infant.
  • Demonstrate how to spoon-feed an infant or toddler.
  • Demonstrate how to diaper an infant or toddler.
  • Demonstrate how to help a conscious child or infant who is choking.
  • Demonstrate how to check an unconscious child or infant.
  • Demonstrate how to give care to an unconscious child or infant who is not breathing.
  • Demonstrate the steps to control external bleeding.

Course: Babysitter’s Training

Length
6 hours, 30 minutes

Certification Requirement

  • Attend all class sessions.
  • Participate in all skill sessions and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all observable skills.
  • Certificate Issued and Validity Period
CPR – Infant and Child (Lesson 7 from Babysitter’s Training)

Purpose
To train babysitters to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children and infants at the lay responder level.

Prerequisites
None, if added on to Babysitter’s Training course.

Learning Objectives
􀂃 Know how to identify and respond to an emergency.
􀂃 Know the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
􀂃 Identify the difference between consent and implied consent.
􀂃 Identify when and how to move an injured or ill person.
􀂃 Identify life-threatening and nonlife-threatening conditions.
􀂃 Identify the signals of shock and describe how to minimize its effects.
􀂃 Demonstrate how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
􀂃 Describe when and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a child or infant.
􀂃 Demonstrate how to clear an obstructed airway of an unconscious person.

Length 2 hours

Instructor
A currently authorized American Red Cross Lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED, Emergency Response, Lifeguarding or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer program instructor.

Certification Requirement
􀂃 Successfully complete the Babysitter’s Training course.
􀂃 Attend and participate in all class sessions.
􀂃 Demonstrate competency in all required skills listed on the skills checklist.
􀂃 Participate in all skill sessions and activities.
􀂃 Pass each section of the written exam with a score of 80 percent or better.

Certificate Issued and Validity Period
CPR—Child and Infant: 1 year

First Aid (Lesson 8 from Babysitter's Training)

Purpose
To teach babysitters the knowledge and skills necessary to give care in an emergency, help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives at the lay responder level.

Prerequisites
None, if added on to Babysitter’s Training course.
Lesson 6 is a prerequisite, if not added on to Babysitter’s Training course.

Learning Objectives
􀂃 Know how to identify and respond to an emergency.
􀂃 Know the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
􀂃 Identify the difference between consent and implied consent.
􀂃 Identify when and how to move an injured or ill person.
􀂃 Identify life-threatening and nonlife-threatening conditions.
􀂃 Identify the signals of shock and describe how to minimize its effects.
􀂃 Recognize the signals of various soft tissue injuries.
􀂃 Identify various musculoskeletal injuries.
􀂃 Identify the signals of head, neck and back injuries.
􀂃 Identify the signals of sudden illness, including stroke, diabetic emergency, poisoning and allergic reactions.
􀂃 Identify the signals of heat- and cold-related emergencies.
􀂃 Demonstrate how to care for a musculoskeletal injury.

Length 1 hour, 45 minutes

Instructor
A currently authorized American Red Cross Lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED, Emergency Response or Lifeguarding program instructor.

Certification Requirement
􀂃 Successfully complete the Babysitter’s Training course.
􀂃 Attend and participate in all class sessions.
􀂃 Demonstrate competency in all required skills listed on the skills checklist.
􀂃 Participate in all skill sessions and activities.
􀂃 Pass each section of the written exam with a score of 80 percent or better.

Certificate Issued and Validity Period
Standard First Aid: 3 years

Considering hiring a new babysitter? Enroll him or her in this class to encourage the best care for your child. This class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting.  Topics include: The business of babysitting; Child development; Safety and first aid; Fun and games. American Red Cross

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