Virtual


babysitting basics Training

Babysitting Basics is designed for students ages 11 and older. This online training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children up to the age of 10, as well as to manage a babysitting business. It takes about 4 hours to complete and makes learning fun with lots of videos and interactive games. Cost is $25. Please note, a final exam will be given at the end of the course, and a score of 80% or higher on the exam is required to receive a Diploma – which you may print.

You may attempt the exam multiple times. When registering for the course, please enter the “Learner’s” name and information [not the parent, guardian, or payer information]. Diplomas will be issued in the “Learner’s” name.

For help in registering for Babysitting Basics, please contact the American Red Cross at, 1-800-733-2767.

To get started, simply click on the Babysitting Basics logo above, where you will be taken to the Babysitting Basics webpage for the American Red Cross. Dozens of downloadable resources provide Step-by-step instructions for skills, such as spoon-feeding, Summaries of each lesson, Templates for resumes and business cards, Forms to aid parent interviews and more. Course Outline includes The business of Babysitting, You're the Boss, Safe and Sound on the Job, Playing with Kids of All Ages, From Feeding to Bedtime:  Caring for Kids, It's an Emergency...Now What? and Final Exam.

If you or your Troop is interested in taking Babysitting Training in-person, please contact Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma at, 405-528-4475.