The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program from ASHI and MEDIC First Aid gives teenagers and young adults everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting. From getting started with their business, to relating with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving, and first aid tips, the magazine-format CABS guide and vlogger-style video make learning fun.

Course Content

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Becoming a babysitter

  • What is a babysitter

Preparing to babysit

  • Thinking like a babysitter

  • Being ready to babysit

  • Babysitting business basics

  • Getting to know the family

Staying safe

  • Safety on the job

  • Safe and supervised

Taking care of kids

  • Caring for kids and their basic needs

  • Handwashing and hygiene

  • Food preparation

  • Diapers and helping kids use the bathroom

  • Playtime

  • Managing challenging behavior

  • Naps and bedtime

When things go wrong

  • Recognizing a problem

  • Taking action

  • Getting help

  • Before help arrives

Teens and young adults interested in a babysitting business, or who have responsibility for younger family members.

Cost: $50 (includes online student manual)