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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 Requirements

Anyone who's interested in learning more about how to babysit  is welcome to enroll in this class. This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

  • Lesson 1: Babysitting Basics
  • Lesson 2: A Babysitters Plan
  • Lesson 3: The Interview
  • Lesson 4: Becoming the Babysitter
  • Lesson 5: Activities and Discipline
  • Lesson 6: Indoor Safety and Security
  • Lesson 7: Outdoor Safety and Security
  • Lesson 8: Caring for Kids - Feeding
  • Lesson 9: Caring for Kids - Bath and Nap Time
  • Lesson 10: Special Circumstances

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.
A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment: Thinking and Planning2
Lesson 1 Quiz: Babysitting Basics14
Lesson 2 Assignment: Getting Started2
Lesson 2 Quiz: A Babysitters Plan14
Lesson 3 Quiz: The Interview14
Lesson 4 Quiz: Becoming the Babysitter13
Lesson 5 Assignment: Handing Discipline2
Lesson 5 Quiz: Activities and Discipline15
Lesson 6 Quiz: Indoor Safety and Security15
Lesson 7 Quiz: Outdoor Safety and Security15
Lesson 8 Assignment: Feeding Toddlers2
Lesson 8 Quiz: Caring for Kids- Feeding15
Lesson 9 Assignment: Bed Time2
Lesson 9 Quiz: Caring for Kids - Bath and Nap Time15
Lesson 10 Assignment: The Whole Picture2
Lesson 10 Quiz: Special Circumstances15
The Final Exam25
Total Points:182

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