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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Course Title: Babysitting 101
Course Number: 7550246
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, 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: Michelle Money
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the basic functions of a babysitter.
  • Summarize the babysitting plan.
  • Demonstrate how to conduct an interview.
  • Describe the processes involved in becoming a babysitter.
  • Summarize the appropriate activities a babysitter should utilize.
  • Summarize indoor and outdoor safety and security
  • Summarize the proper methods and procedures for feeding kids, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 Assignment: Thinking and PlanningAssignment20
Lesson 1 Quiz: Babysitting BasicsExam14
Lesson 2 Assignment: Getting StartedAssignment20
Lesson 2 Quiz: A Babysitters PlanExam14
Lesson 3 Assignment: InterviewingAssignment20
Lesson 3 Quiz: The InterviewExam15
Lesson 4 Assignment: Safe SittingAssignment20
Lesson 4 Quiz: Becoming the BabysitterExam13
Lesson 5 Assignment: Handing DisciplineAssignment20
Lesson 5 Quiz: Activities and DisciplineExam15
Lesson 6 Assignment: Keeping SafeAssignment20
Lesson 6 Quiz: Indoor Safety and SecurityExam15
Lesson 7 Assignment: Outside SafetyAssignment30
Lesson 7 Quiz: Outdoor Safety and SecurityExam15
Lesson 8 Assignment: Feeding ToddlersAssignment20
Lesson 8 Quiz: Caring for Kids- FeedingExam15
Lesson 9 Assignment: Bed TimeAssignment20
Lesson 9 Quiz: Caring for Kids - Bath and Nap TimeExam15
Lesson 10 Assignment: The Whole PictureAssignment40
Lesson 10 Quiz: Special CircumstancesExam15
The Final ExamExam25
Total Points:401

Student Testimonials

  • "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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