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Designed for 11- to 15-year olds, the Babysitter’s Training Course can help you:

  • Interview for a babysitting job
  • Choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games
  • Perform first aid
  • Learn diapering and feeding techniques
  • Handle bedtime issues 
  • And more

Learn tips for having a safe babysitting experience

The Babysitter’s Training Handbook

The Babysitter’s Handbook can help you learn about the responsibilities involved in being a good babysitter. Use the handbook when taking the Babysitter’s Training Course and then take it with you whenever you babysit. The handbook contains information and fun activities to help you learn about:

How do you have fun with the kids--but stay in control? Find out the best ways to negotiate, settle arguments, and encourage positive behavior.

Basic Care
Feeding and diaper changing can be kind of messy. Learn how to handle these situations, and other babysitting basics, like a pro!

STOP! Think Safety
Learn how to find a safety-related problem, remove or limit it, then report it.

Safety and Safe Play
Recognize how to guide children in safe play. Learn to choose toys and activities that are age-appropriate and safe.

Basic First Aid
Every babysitter needs to know what to do if an accident happens. Get straight-forward advice on how to manage everything from scrapes and bruises to life-threatening emergencies


Need 6 students to make class in Sept.

Cost $30.00

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American Red Cross - South Texas Red Cross

P.O. Box 2202, Harlingen, TX 78551-2202
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
Pharr Office
425 W. State St.
office: (956) 787-7851   fax: (956) 787-6841
Marta Fuentes-Service Center Coord.
Harlingen Office-Headquarters
6914 W. Expressway 83
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
Chris Delgado-Service Center Coord.


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