Child & Babysitting Safety

Description: Child & Babysitting Safety (CABS) is intended for young people, ages 14-17, who are interested in providing babysitting services. CABS is designed to focus on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings. The program provides fundamental information in the business of babysitting, proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and responding properly to ill or injured children or infants. CABS is perfect for preparing the first-time sitter or for seasoned sitters looking to refresh or enhance their skills.

Certification Period: 2 Years

Class Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

Course Content:

  • Section 1: Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Babysitting as a Business
    • Before the Parents Leave
  • Section 2: Safety & Injury Prevention
    • Proper Child Supervision
    • Telephone Safety
    • When Someone Knocks
    • Computer Safety
    • Restroom Use
    • Safety Walk-Through
    • Shaken Baby Syndrome
    • SIDS Awareness/Safe Sleep Practices
    • Tummy Time
  • Section 3: Leadership
    • Negotiations
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Giving a Time-Out
    • Setting Boudneries
    • Respectful Disagreements with Parents
  • Section 4: Play Time
    • Age-appropriate Play
    • Staying Involved
    • Bringing Your Own Toys
  • Section 5: Basic Caregiving Skills
    • Handwashing
    • Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers
    • Feeding an Infant
    • Warming Breast Milk or Formula
    • Burping
    • Feeding a Child
    • Diapering
    • Removing Disposable Gloves
    • Handling a Crying Baby
    • Infant Safe Sleep Practices
  • Section 6: First Aid
    • Recognizing an Emergency
    • Personal Safety
    • Assessing for Illness and Injury
    • When to Call EMS
    • Basic First Aid Care
    • Bites and Stings
    • Bleeding Control
    • Cuts and Scrapes
    • Nosebleeds
    • Burns (Heat/Thermal, Chemical, Electrical)
    • Choking Child
    • Choking Infant
    • Head, Neck or Back Injuries
    • Muscle and Bone Injuries
    • Poisoning
    • Sudden Illness
    • Cardiac Arrest, CPR, and AED

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