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Where can I find free babysitting courses?

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The YMCA offers free babysitting courses year-round for youth members 12 to 17 years old. Free babysitting courses are also available online. The Safesitter website has free information regarding childcare and management.

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The American Red Cross offers an online babysitter's training course that typically takes four hours to complete. The course costs $25 as of August 2014. The Red Cross also offers a classroom course that requires physical attendance. This course typically takes about six hours to complete and includes hands-on training along with additional training for first aid. Some local colleges or high schools may also host babysitters' training courses for a minimal fee.

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