This Spring Break, Kids Can Learn to ‘Sit’ Like a Pro

The American Red Cross is offering Babysitter’s Training courses during spring break for youth ages 11 to 15 years old to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants.


Babysitting is a valuable first job for youth. Knowing how to better care for the young builds confidence to hold, feed, and care for infants and toddlers, work with children safely, and handle emergency situations. Babysitter’s training is also a great first step to learning entrepreneurial and career development skills for students.

Lessons Include:

  • Basic care for children and infants including holding, feeding, and diapering
  • Basic health and safety for children including First Aid
  • Leadership development training
  • How to develop a babysitting business including pricing, resumé building, and interview guidance

West Michigan Red Cross Babysitter’s Training courses are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates at the chapters listed. Click on the date to register:


Muskegon-Oceana-Newaygo Chapter: March 23, April 3

313 West Webster Ave.

Muskegon, MI 49440


American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan: March 26

735 S. Garfield Ave. Suite B100

Traverse City, MI 49686


American Red Cross West Shore Service Center: March 28

1644 W US Highway 10 31

Scottville, MI 49454


American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids: April 1, April 2, and April 3

1050 Fuller Ave. NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49501


The Babysitter’s Training course costs $85 and seating is limited. Students are encouraged to bring snacks and pack a lunch.

For more information on available classes, visit or search Red Cross classes at



One response to “This Spring Break, Kids Can Learn to ‘Sit’ Like a Pro

  1. Pingback: Just a Spoonful of Sugar | American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids Chapter Blog

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