Participants will study the role of a babysitter, injury prevention, fire safety, caring for children and much more. Minimum age requirement is 11 years old. Participants must attend all sessions, including the required practicum in order to be eligible for a certificate. Students must also have completed the Red Cross BCLS "D" in order to receive their certificate.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 7
Lecture Hours: 7
This course is offered online:
Red Cross BCLS "D" First Aid
-Rights and responsibilities of the employer, the child and the babysitter.
-Child development and behavioural problems.
-Caring for the child and nutrition.
-Child safety and basic first aid.
-The constrained child.
-Games and play activities for children.
-Children with special needs.
Much of the time in this course is spent in small group discussions with your classmates. Your group will be given a problem and asked to solve it or to make recommendations. A final examination with fill-in-the-blank questions, multiple-choice questions and listing questions will be given at the end of this course. Students must obtain a passing mark of 75% and must be in attendance for at least 6 out of 8 of the session topics.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. List the rights and responsibilities of the employer, the child, and the babysitter.
2. Identify the developmental and behavioural characteristics of children of different ages.
3. Demonstrate the basic care of children, including: feeding, diapering, bathing, holding, and meal planning.
4. Explain the importance of nutrition as it relates to the children you babysit.
5. Identify the common causes of accidental injury to children and describe ways to prevent these injuries.
6. Demonstrate the basic first aid procedures which may be required while babysitting.
7. Describe the procedures on how to react to an emergency which may arise while babysitting.
8. List the types of games, songs, and toys which are appropriate for different age groups.
9. Describe the types of physical care required for a constrained child, e.g., the sick child or a child with broken bones.
10.List the special needs of children who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically disabled, speech impaired and mentally challenged.
Final Exam: 50 %
Practicum: 50 %
Nature of Participation:
students must complete a trial babysitting session under parental supervision
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
Must be in attendance for 6 out of the 8 classes.
Required - Canada Safety Council, Canada Safety Council Babysitter Training 4th Edition