Babysitting Project

Project Description

There are five chapter lessons in the babysitting member guide
that include safety, First Aid and CPR, child development, nutrition,
entertaining children and the business of babysitting. Each lesson
contains four to five areas of study/activity. Babysitting curricula
is based on character traits including trustworthiness, respect,
responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. This series should be
combined with Certified First Aid and CPR instruction to complete the

Project Requirements

A member could work on this book for two years but it is recommended
that they finish the book in one year to become a certified babysitter. To
be certified, he/she would also need certification from the Red Cross or
another group in First Aid and CPR.

Project books can be purchased here

Project age limit? 8 and up

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.

What should new members know?

  • Once all kids are signed up, Catherine will contact members through email received from ZSuites and determine the weekend that will work best for the majority of the members. 
  • The entire babysitting project will be completed within one weekend 14-16 hours of time. 

Project Superintendent Information

Babysitting Superintendent: Catherine McNeil
Contact: mcneilcb(at) or 406-439-8570
How will you be contacted? Email

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717