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The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program from ASHI gives tweens, teenagers, and young adults everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting, or for staying home alone without an adult. 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. This course also covers safety material for children who may be staying home alone.

Topics covered include:

* 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  * You can do it!  * Bringing it all together.

This course option is an online course with a 2-hour or shorter skills session class.  The skills session class can be scheduled remotely as a 1:1 session, group session, or as a small group classroom session.  A supply list will be sent to participants prior to their remote skills session.

Online course and group remote or classroom skills session cost is $55.

Online course and 1:1 remote skills session cost is $70.

This course is also available as a classroom course or can be scheduled for groups.  For information on scheduling a group course please contact Gail at

This blended learning class can meet requirements for a full class or for participants who would like to renew their babysitting certification.

Cost is $55 for the blended course link and a group skills session class or remote group skills session.

Cost is $70 for the blended course and a one-on-one skill session class or remote skills session.