Babysitting Training

Due to COVID-19, all Safety Education courses, including Babysitting Trainings, are CANCELLED through the end of May, 2020. Stay tuned for updates regarding Babysitting Trainings throughout the rest of the summer and beyond.

The YMCA will automatically provide credit to families for program session dates that are cancelled due to COVID-19. If you would prefer a refund, please fill out a refund form and email it to britt.selbo@ymcacassclay.org.


This eight-hour American Red Cross Babysitting Course is a hands-on way to learn everything you need to know about babysitting. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. This course will teach you to be safe on the job, how to recognize an emergency and how to handle it effectively.

Included in the course is American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification that is valid for two years. A pizza lunch is provided. After successful completion of the training, participants will have the opportunity to gain experience by volunteering up to 10 hours at a YMCA Child Care location. 

Fercho YMCA Ages 11+ 9:00am – 5:00pm Member: $65 Non-Member: $95
Upcoming Dates:
  • July 11
  • August 8

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Hold a Babysitting Training at your organization!
The YMCA will come to you! It’s great for Girl Scout groups, church groups, and so much more. Included in the course is American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification that is valid for two years. To set up a Babysitting Training at your organization or to learn about group rates, please contact Max Ommen, Lifeguard and Safety Coordinator, at 701.364.4126 or safetyeducation@ymcacassclay.org

Organization will need to provide:
• Streaming internet
• Space for training
• Blank wall
• Minimum of 6 participants

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For more information on Babysitting Trainings, please contact Max Ommen, Lifeguard and Safety Coordinator, at 701.364.4126 or safetyeducation@ymcacassclay.org