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
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.
This is a 10-15 hour course that uses the military curriculum.
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.
Project Superintendent Information
Babysitting Superintendent: Catherine McNeil
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-439-8570
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