About this babysitting class

This online and self-paced course provides the in-depth information that you need to know before taking care of toddlers who are 18 months to 3 years old. You'll learn about how to engage a toddler through talking, reading, and singing with them. You'll also learn how to soothe a toddler who is having a meltdown and best practices for nap time. By completing this course you'll have the skills and confidence to be a BabysitPro for toddlers.

  • Earn the BabysitPro: Toddlers 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 toddler.

  • Describe activities that are engaging, age-appropriate, and support a toddler's development.

  • Identify the supplies you'll need and the steps you'll take to change a toddler's diaper.

  • Describe several ways to soothe a toddler and best practices for getting a toddler ready for nap time.

Course curriculum

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

  • 1

    Course content

    • Introduction

    • Quiz #1

    • Introduction to babysitting toddlers

    • Quiz #2

    • Building trust

    • Quiz #3

    • Preparing to babysit before you arrive

    • Quiz #4

    • Preparing to babysit when you arrive

    • Quiz #5

    • Picking up a toddler

    • Quiz #6

    • Holding a toddler

    • Quiz #7

    • Tantrums and calming an upset toddler

    • Quiz #8

    • What do you actually do while babysitting a toddler?

    • Introduction to engaging

    • Quiz #9

    • Engage by talking

    • Quiz #10

    • Engage by reading

    • Quiz #11

    • Engage by singing

    • Quiz #12

    • Engage by playing

    • Quiz #13

    • Feeding a toddler

    • Quiz #14

    • Changing a diaper

    • Quiz #15

    • Potty training

    • Quiz #16

    • Naps and bedtime

    • Quiz #17

    • Conclusion

    • Accessing the final quiz

  • 2

    Final quiz

    • Final quiz

    • Congratulations!