ASHI Child & Babysitting Safety

ASHI Child & Babysitting Safety with CPR/AED and Basic First Aid

What is the Child & Babysitting Safety course?

This eight-hour course by the American Safety and Health Institute gives students everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting from getting started with their business to relating to parents and children, from key safety and caregiving to first aid training.

For most new babysitters, building a babysitting business starts with family, friends, and then neighbors. Learn what things you should do to get ready for your first job including determining what to charge, how to help parents get to know you, getting to know the family, and letting people know you are open for business.

In addition, it is also designed to focus on proper supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in a babysitting setting. It covers fundamental information like playtime, basic caregiving skills, prevention, and responding properly to ill or injured children or infants, including a complete course in CRP/AED and Basic First Aid.

Who should take this course?

This is ideal for young people aged 12-18 who are interested in babysitting or who have responsibility for younger family members. There are no prerequisites for this course because CPR/AED and Basic First Aid are added to this class.

Course Description

The course will cover:

  • Preparing to babysit
    • Thinking like a babysitter
    • Being ready to babysit
    • Babysitting business basics
    • Getting to know the family
    • What to cover before parents leave
  • Taking care of kids
    • Caring for kids and their basic
    • Handwashing and hygiene
    • Food preparation
    • Diapers and helping kids use the
    • Playtime
    • Managing challenging behavior
    • Naps and bedtime
  • Safety and injury prevention
  • Basic First Aid
  • CPR and AED


Upon completing this course, participants receive a 2-year certification from ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute). This certification is based on written and performance evaluation which takes place during the course.

Course Schedule

Due to the college’s closing until summer, this course has been canceled. Please check back summer 2021.

Cost: $100

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SNAP Eligible

Please note this is not an enrichment program. The outcome of this training is employment. Please note that employment may directly impact your disability benefits.