The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training – and will prepare you to be the best sitter in your neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitter certifications. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. You can also opt to get certified in First Aid and CPR/AED (good for two years). With online and classroom options for all ages, The American Red Cross offers child care education that’s not only convenient, but valuable to you, and the families you care for.