Super Sitters

Are you ready to start your own babysitting business? Find out what it takes as we explore the basics of care, feeding, and development through play for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged children. Learn the basics of first aid, and emergency preparedness. Then create a resume, business card, and practice your interview skills to land your first client! * All computer proficiency levels welcome – please let instructor know if reading is challenging, so we can offer plenty of support to scan and read drop-down menus in programs. *

Day 1: Welcome to the Super Sitters Club!

  • American Red Cross Online Program
  • Why We Are Here
  • What is Child Development and Why It Matters
  • Ages and Stages:
    • Babies – 0-12 months
    • Toddlers 12 months – 3 years
    • Pre-Schoolers 3-5 years
    • Grade Schoolers 5-8 years
    • Tweens 9-12 years
    • Teens 13+ years
    • Legal Adult 18+ years
    • Full Brain Development 25+ years

Day 2: Babies!!!

  • Care and Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Diapering
  • Play Time

Day 3: Toddlers

  • Care and Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Diapering/Toilette Training
  • Communication
  • Play Time
  • Breathing/Choking Emergencies

Day 4: Preschoolers and Grade-Schoolers / Parent Interview

  • Feeding
  • Positive Discipline and Communication
    • Choices
    • Redirection
    • Undesired Behavior vs. Good Person
    • Cause and Effect/Teaching Empathy
      • When you _______, _______ happens
      • I feel _______ when you _______
  • Extending Your Niche into Tutoring
  • Play Time

Day 5: Inside Safety Check

  • Kitchens
    • Cuts
    • Burns
  • Bathrooms
    • Slip and Fall
  • Garages/Pantries/Supply Closets, etc.
    • Sharp Objects
    • Poison Control 800-222-1222
  • Electronics and Power Chords/Outlets
  • Stairs, Baby Gates, Baby Walkers, etc.

Day 6: Inside Safety Check (cont)

Day 7: Outdoor Safety Check

  • Backyard
  • Riding Bikes, etc.
  • Pool Safety
  • Play Structures
  • Bugs
  • Critters
  • Abrasions
  • Bites and Stings

Day 8: FLEX

Day 9: Business Cards

Day 10: Resumes

  • Resume Template
  • Objectives
    • To obtain a position as a mother’s helper and gain childcare experience in a supervised setting.
    • To make a positive difference in the world by providing high quality childcare that makes kids happy and parents able to have a break!
  • Education
    • Super Sitters
    • First Aid and CPR
    • Cooking Classes
    • Art Classes
  • Skills and Abilities
    • What did you learn in this class?
    • What special talents do you have?
    • Would you like to tutor kids? What subjects?
    • Are you willing to do dishes or other housework for extra money?
  • Experience and References
    • Have you babysat for families or siblings?
    • Volunteer and Community Service
    • Teachers? Community Leaders?

Day 11: What Would You do? Role-playing Practice

Thanks for taking my class! Good luck on your Super Sitting adventures. And always remember – the best way to handle an emergency – is to prevent one!

Love,
Miss Lady