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Does the YMCA offer babysitting training?

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The YMCA partners with the American Red Cross to offer babysitting training at certain YMCA locations. Course availability varies by location, so it is best to check the course offerings for a specific YMCA.

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Babysitting courses at the YMCA are led by teachers from the American Red Cross. Courses typically last 10 hours in total, and are usually divided into two sessions which can be completed in a weekend. At the end of the course, babysitting trainees receive a certificate attesting to their new skills in safety, basic child care, safe play, first aid, emergency response, professional leadership, and care-giving.

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