Taking care of children is an important job with serious responsibilities. Our Babysitter Safety Training (BLAST for short) teaches youth ages 11 and up the skills needed to look after and care for young children.

Blast is a video and discussion based forum, typically held in a two day session for 2 hours each session. Once the course is completed each registered participant will receive a certificate of completion.

The course will cover:

  • ages and stages of development and age appropriate activities
  • basic care for infants and children
  • job seeking advice
  • general safety tips
  • what to do in the event of a fire or other emergency
  • and how to administer Standard First Aid and CPR

This forum is also beneficial for older children to learn about at-home safety.

To get started, contact your local Y.

Calling all GIRL/BOY SCOUTS! BLAST is a perfect way to earn your badges. Please have your Girl/Boy Scout Troop Leader contact us and we can set up a session for your entire troop.

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We've partnered with The ACTIVE® Network to provide easy program registration for Y Members and Community participants.

Register for Babysitter Safety Training programs