Babysitting Certification - American Red Cross

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If you are a new babysitter or looking for a way to strengthen your skills, there are basics every parent wants in a responsible babysitter. The American Red Cross Babysitter's Training course provides knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for infants and children.

The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training – and will prepare you to become one of the most capable, trusted and in-demand sitters in your neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitting certifications. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional, and reliable sitter. You can also opt to get certified in First Aid and CPR/AED.


Students will receive:

  • Lifetime Certification in Babysitting
  • 2 Year Certification in First Aid and Child / Infant CPR 

Course Schedule for 2023

There will be six courses held throughout 2023. See below for a list of session dates.

  • Session One: January 7 and 8
  • Session Two: April 1 and 2
  • Session Three: May 27 and 28
  • Session Four: August 2 and 3
  • Session Five: October 7 and 8
  • Session Six: November 18 and 19

Click here to register for a session online.

Class Details

  • Fee: $100 for the course, including First Aid and CPR. $30 for supplies.
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Instructor: Cindy McQuaid
  • Location: 214 Bentwood Dr., Boerne, TX 78006
  • Ages: 12 years and older