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Course Description

This course is designed to provide beginning babysitters with advice and tips for caring for kids of all ages. Parents want their children to have the best babysitter they could find. This course is written to allow a first time babysitting to know how to prepare and market themselves, how to interview and get the job and finally how to function safely and effectively after getting a babysitting position.

The course also teaches how knowledge and good planning can make you a successful babysitter and discusses all aspects of safety not only for the children but also for yourself.

Babysitters need a lot of knowledge on caring for babies and children before they jump into babysitting. Use this course as a stepping stone into your career and then enhance your knowledge by taking a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course offered by the Red Cross.

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Babysitting Basics

Welcome to the babysitting course, and congratulations. By taking this course, you are giving yourself a head start in learning about the challenges of babysitting, and how to overcome them. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: About.com
  • Take Poll: Babysitting
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment: Thinking and Planning
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz: Babysitting Basics

Lesson 2: A Babysitter's Plan

The last lesson discussed what you needed to think about, and to do, to become an effective babysitter. This lesson talks about putting a plan together, and learning the things you need to know to become a good babysitter. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Bella Online; Printable Checklists
  • Take Poll: Age Range
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment: Getting Started
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz: A Babysitters Plan

Lesson 3: The Interview

In the last lesson, you learned how to prepare and market yourself as a babysitter. This lesson talks about the next step in the process -- the interview -- and what you need to say and do to get the job. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Business Cards; QuintCareers
  • Take Poll: Pay Range
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Quiz: The Interview

Lesson 4: Becoming the Babysitter

In the last lesson, you learned how to successfully interview for the job of a babysitter. This lesson discusses what to do, and what not to do, when you are in charge of taking care of children -- and how to practice what you have learned in previous les 13 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: American Red Cross; Safety Checklists; U of M
  • Take Poll: Siblings
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz: Becoming the Babysitter

Lesson 5: Activities and Discipline

In the last lesson, you learned what to do, and what not to do, while you are in charge. This lesson discusses activities you can share with the kids, and how to handle discipline problems with kids of all ages. 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Child development info
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment: Handing Discipline
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz: Activities and Discipline

Lesson 6: Indoor Safety and Security

One of the goals of this course has been to emphasize safety in all aspects of babysitting. This lesson is all about indoor safety, and things you should look out for and do to prevent accidents while babysitting. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: American Red Cross; Healthy.net; Scouting Web
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz: Indoor Safety and Security

Lesson 7: Outdoor Safety and Security

This lesson looks at safety and security of yourself and the children in your care when you are outdoors. Just as you should be watchful about things that could cause you and the kids harm indoors, the outdoors can be even more dangerous. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Quiz: Outdoor Safety and Security

Lesson 8: Caring for Kids - Feeding

This lesson is about food preparation for kids of different ages,the dos and don'ts of feeding, and food safety. As a babysitter, you should know how to prepare simple meals for both toddlers and older children. 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Food Safety; Kids Health; Picky Eaters
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment: Feeding Toddlers
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Quiz: Caring for Kids- Feeding

Lesson 9: Caring for Kids - Bath and Nap Time

This lesson is about the pros and cons of bathing children and putting them to bed. Bath time and nap time can be quite challenging if you are unprepared. In this Lesson, you will learn how best to handle giving a baby or toddler a bath, including safety. 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Baby Central; iVillage; Mayo Clinic; PsychCentral
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment: Bed Time
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Quiz: Caring for Kids - Bath and Nap Time

Lesson 10: Special Circumstances

The final lesson in this course discusses the special circumstances you may have to handle as a babysitter. It covers basic first aid, caring for sick kids, collecting your payment, and many other topics you need to know about as a babysitter. 42 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: A Guide To Babysitting; Baby Sitting Handbook; Milestones; Poison Control Center
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment: The Whole Picture
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Quiz: Special Circumstances
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Babysitting 101
Course Number: 7550246
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the basic functions of a babysitter.
  • Know the babysitting plan.
  • Demonstrate how to conduct an interview.
  • Describe the processes involved in becoming a babysitter.
  • Know the appropriate activities a babysitter should utilize.
  • Know indoor and outdoor safety and security
  • Know the proper methods and procedures for feeding kids, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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  • "This course has helped me with knowledge of the proper forms needed/and where I can go to take my cpr/hymelich training....I found the instructor to be very friendly and professional." -- teresa F.

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