This class is designed to familiarize students with the basic knowledge and skills to safely care for infants and children. Our goal is to teach our students to be the best babysitter on the block! It is our aim that our students will gain confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.
Topics covered by this course include:
- Supervising children and infants
- Performing basic childcare skills such as diapering and feeding
- Handle bedtime and discipline issues
- Fire, personal and kitchen safety awareness
- Basic First Aid
- Infant, Child and Adult CPR*
- Communicating effectively with parents
- Ethical and business principles of babysitting
- Ages & stages of development
- Age-appropriate activities
*Participants will receive an American Heart Association card upon successful completion of CPR training.*
2017 Classes Are Finished
All 2017 classes have been completed. Please check back in the spring of 2018 for announcement of 2018 summer course dates.
Classes are complete for Summer 2017.
Check back on this page in the spring of 2018 for announcement of the Summer 2018 course dates.
The fee for the course is $25.00 per student to offset the cost of CPR training .
Payment is required to register.
Please have each student bring the following items:
- Writing Materials
- A Sack Lunch
- Something to Drink
This course is held at the NWFD Training Center:
5125 West Camino De Fuego
Tucson, AZ 85743
Notice to parents
Parents MUST sign in students upon arrival to class and sign out students upon departure from class. Materials needed for class each day are: writing materials, a sack lunch, snacks, and something to drink. Dress Code: NO OPEN-TOED SHOES Girls – Pants, jeans, shorts or a skirt of appropriate length, and top. No spaghetti straps, strapless, tube tops or bare midriffs. Boys – Pants, jeans or shorts (not excessively baggy or sagging) and a collared shirt or t-shirt If there is a question as to whether or not a student’s apparel is appropriate for class, instructors will decide.
The class was very useful – it taught me a lot about how to properly babysit.Jensen
I thought the class was very informative and helpful.Kathleen
Northwest Fire District Training Center
5125 West Camino de Fuego
Tucson, AZ 85743