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Red Cross Babysitting Course

Teaching leadership and responsibility

This 8 hour in-person course offers first aid training and basic care-giving skills for students 11 – 15 years old. Increasingly, parents expect the sitters they hire to have Red Cross training. The program is respected for developing sitters who are comfortable, confident, and competent.

Participants learn about how to prevent and respond to emergencies, how to meet the needs of children of different ages, and how to promote oneself as a sitter.



$70 plus tax for individuals

$60 plus tax for school groups

The course can be completed over a week or a weekend.

100% attendance is required to complete the course.

Students must demonstrate their skills and achieve at least 75% on a written exam.

Students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate, a first aid kit, and a copy of the Babysitting Manual.

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The Stay Safe! Course

Real-world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges. The Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe! in a variety of different situations. 


Duration: 5 to 6 hours. Flexible scheduling options. Also available in virtual, instructor-led delivery format


Age 9-13*

Course Content

  • Importance of responsibility and respect while being accountable for yourself

  • Importance of setting and following rules around safety when staying on your own

  • How to stay safe at home and within the community

  • How to prepare, recognize and respond to unexpected situations, (i.e. inclement weather, strangers, unanticipated visits) 

  • First Aid Content:

    • Check, Call, Care (includes phoning EMS/911), recovery position, conscious choking (adult/child/alone), feeling unwell, asthma (includes use of inhaler and spacer), anaphylaxis (includes use of EpiPen), poisoning, insect stings, wound care (i.e. minor cuts and scrapes, splinters, nosebleeds, bumps and bruises, life-threatening bleeding, burns)

Take-Home Material

  • Stay Safe!  Workbook


Cost: $65plus tax

School Group pricing: $60 plus tax

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