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Stay Safe and Babysitter Courses

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Stay Safe! Program

The Canadian Red Cross Stay Safe! program provides tools to youth on staying safe while home alone. The Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve their own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe! in a variety of different situations. Minimum age of 9 yrs old or completion of Grade 3.

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Babysitting Program

This Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Minimum age 11 yrs old or completion of Grade 5.

Working in a preschool, daycare, or day home? Click here of the Standard Childcare First Aid program!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is lunch provided?

  • No, due to dietary variations, we ask all parents to send their new Babysitter with their own nut free snacks and lunch. 

What should they bring?

  • If they could bring a doll or stuffed animal that is large enough to diaper, that would be wonderful. We do have some dolls available, but some new Babysitters prefer their own.

  • Pen and paper so they can take notes. AHASTI will provide all other items.

Do they get issued a certification card?

  • Yes. We will need a unique email address for each participant, so they will have their own portal to access their records with the Canadian Red Cross. 

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