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Babysitter Certification

Many older children are interested in providing babysitting services to younger children and babies, but parents want to be sure they have the knowledge to do so safely. In this program, participants will learn to confidently care for younger children.

Key Program Information
Delivery Format Face-to-Face

Do you have what it takes to start babysitting?

Is your son or daughter interested in earning their American Red Cross Babysitter Certificate? In this one-day program, participants will learn key components to becoming a certified babysitter! Topics to be covered include feeding, diapering, and learning about discipline issues. This program will help babysitters identify common safety hazards and how to care for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, cuts, and burns. 

Learn the skills and tools to be a confident and capable babysitter! Students must be at least 11 years old to receive the Red Cross Babysitter Certificate.

older teen coloring with three young children

Who Should Attend

Youth ages 11 and older


  • Bambi Forcey is a Red Cross Instructor in Health & Safety Services courses including Lifeguarding, Water Safety, CPR/AED & First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, Emergency Medical Response, Babysitting & Instructors in all levels. She has been teaching & training Instructors in the Northern Wisconsin area for 40 years.

CEU Information

No CEU info applies to this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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