Bloomington-Normal YMCA

ARC Babysitter's Training

Be a safe and successful babysitter

American Red Cross Babysitter's training is designed for ages 11-15 years old to learn the skills of becoming a better babysitter. Topics include how to provide and care for infants, toddlers, and school age children, how to stay safe, what to do in an emergency situation such as illness, injuries, and household accidents, how to choose age-appropriate activities, and how to handle behavior issues. This course will be taught through a variety of discussions, games, and interactive role playing of possible scenarios/situations while caring for children. Participants will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the class.

Registration information:

Fees: $85; Register online, calling 309-827-6233, or stop by the Y at 602 S Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701

Sessions Offered:

Providing youth the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants.

Our two day class includes a CPR and First Aid portion that results in a certification for Babysitting and CPR/First Aid with the American Red Cross.

Class #1 January 26; 10am-4pm
Registration closes January 26th

Class #2 March 23; 10am-4pm
Registration closes March 22nd

Class #3 April 13; 10am-4pm
Registration closes April 12th

Class #4 June 1-2; 10am-4pm
Registration closes May 28th

Class #5 June 15 10am-4pm
Registration closes June 14th

Class #6 September 22; 10am-4pm
Registration closes September 21st

Suggested age: 11-15 years old

There will be a 30 minute lunch break during class. Please bring a sack lunch. Classes are held at the Bloomington-Normal YMCA, 602 S Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701.  For more information or questions, please email


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