On Nov 21, all three Ys will close at noon. On Nov 22, the Arapahoe and Mapleton Ys are closed. Some areas of the Longmont Y are open 9:00am-noon. There will be no Gym Ventures on Nov 23.

BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION

American Red Cross

Babysitting Certification

Be the best babysitter on the block! Boost your babysitting business and impress parents by earning an American Red Cross Babysitting Certification. In this course, you’ll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. We cover the basics such as feeding, diapering, discipline and safety as well as how to be a professional, reliable sitter. Take-aways include the official Babysitter’s Training Handbook to use in class and on the job, emergency reference guide and training CD so you can practice at home. Participants should bring a lunch, pen and water bottle. For ages 11-15.

Learn how to:

  • Supervise children and infants.
  • Perform basic child-care skills 
  • Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys.
  • Handle bedtime and discipline issues.
  • Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries.
  • Care for common injuries.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.
  • Find and interview for babysitting jobs.
  • Learn to respond to emergencies.

Saturdays, 9:30am-4:00pm

Classes at the Arapahoe Y

  • July 28
  • Aug 25
  • Sept 22
  • Oct 20
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 8

Classes at the Longmont Y

  • Aug 18
  • Nov 10

Classes at the Mapleton Y

  • Aug 11
  • Sept 8
  • Oct 6
  • Nov 3

Member: $75
Non-member: $95

Register for Babysitting Certification

Red Cross Babysitter Bootcamp Certification (Ages 11-15)

This two-day Red Cross course has been revised and updated to be more educational and interactive! Learn the latest science on first aid and cardiovascular care, receive more in-depth coverage of the basics all updated, expanded and redesigned for today’s babysitters. Impress parents by earning your Babysitter’s, Child and Infant CPR, and First Aid Certificate. Take-aways include the official Babysitter’s Training Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide and Training CD, so you can practice at home, and your own First-Aid kit. Participants should bring a lunch, pen and water bottle for each day.

Fri-Sat, 9:30am-4:00pm at the Arapahoe Y

  • June 8-9
  • July 13-14

Member: $170
Non-member: $180

Register for Babysitter Bootcamp