About this babysitting class

This online and self-paced course provides essential information you need to know before babysitting preschoolers who are 3 to 5 years old. You'll learn how to engage with a preschooler through talking, reading, singing, and playing. You'll also learn about tantrums and what to do to help calm an upset preschooler. By completing this course you'll have the skills and confidence to be a BabysitPro for preschoolers.

  • Earn the BabysitPro: Preschoolers certificate of completion.

  • Estimated completion time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • BabysitPro does not certify or qualify course participants in child care. The information provided in BabysitPro courses is for informational purposes only.

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Learning objectives

By completing this course you'll be able to...

  • Identify the key responsibilities of babysitting a preschooler.

  • Assess the importance of creating a language-rich environment for a preschooler.

  • Describe best practices for potty-training a preschooler and what to do when they have an accident.

  • Describe activities that are engaging for preschoolers and support their physical, emotional, and social development.

Course curriculum

This course includes videos, quizzes, and a final exam.

  • 1

    Course content

    • Introduction

    • Quiz #1

    • Introduction to babysitting preschoolers

    • Quiz #2

    • Building trust

    • Quiz #3

    • Preparing to babysit before you arrive

    • Quiz #4

    • Preparing to babysit when you arrive

    • Quiz #5

    • What do you actually do while babysitting a preschooler?

    • Introduction to engaging

    • Quiz #6

    • Engage by talking

    • Quiz #7

    • Engage by reading

    • Quiz #8

    • Engage by singing

    • Quiz #9

    • Engage by playing

    • Quiz #10

    • Activity ideas

    • Quiz #11

    • Snacks and meals

    • Quiz #12

    • Going to the bathroom

    • Quiz #13

    • Tantrums and calming an upset preschooler

    • Quiz #14

    • Naps and bedtime

    • Quiz #15

    • Conclusion

    • Accessing the final quiz

  • 2

    Final quiz

    • Final quiz

    • Congratulations!