Child and Babysitter Safety – Full Course

Course Specifications:

CBS

Course Length:

Full Course Time: Approximately 6 hours – $67.00 / per student

Course Description:

Overview:

The ASHI Child and Babysitting Safety training program provides training in the business of babysitting, proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and responding properly to ill or injured children and infants.

 

Focus:

This program is designed to focus on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings.

 

Course Objectives

ASHI Child and Babysitting Safety is an objective-driven, skills-based training program. To receive certification students are required to demonstrate the following knowledge and skill objectives to a currently authorized ASHI Instructor.

Knowledge Objectives:

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of gathering vital information from parents.
  2. Describe appropriate play time activities for different age groups.
  3. Recognize that hitting or shaking children is never an option.
  4. Explain what proper supervision means and recognize distractions to proper supervision.
  5. Describe how to field outside phone calls.
  6. Describe how to handle unexpected visitors.
  7. Identify drowning-related dangers.
  8. List safety tips regarding preparation of foods.
  9. Describe the proper method for changing diapers.
  10. Explain the need for proper hand hygiene.
  11. Explain theĀ  importance of following bedtime routines.
  12. List signs that a child or infant is choking.
  13. Describe first aid for severe bleeding.
  14. Describe first aid for burns.
  15. Explain how to perform spinal motion restriction.
  16. Describe first aid for poisoning.

Skill Objectives:

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proper handwashing technique with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  2. Demonstrate how to properly remove disposable gloves.
  3. Demonstrate the proper method for changing diapers.
  4. Demonstrate how to control severe bleeding.
  5. Demonstrate how to perform spinal motion restriction.

Optional Skills

  1. Demonstrate how to care for a responsive choking child and a responsive choking infant.
  2. Demonstrate how to bottle-feed an infant.

Target Student:

Students are required to meet the knowledge and skill objectives listed in this program to receive an initial certification card.

These core learning objectives represent the minimum content a student needs to understand in order to manage a medical emergency.

In addition to this core content, the ASHI Child and Babysitting Safety program materials include supplemental and optional content. Individual students may request specific content, and employers may require specific content to be covered.

Occupational regulatory or licensing agencies may also require additional content, hours of instruction, or other practices.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Introduction / Babysitting as a Business

Upon completion of this section, a student should be able to:

  1. Recognize the benefit of training.
  2. Describe the course agenda and requirements for successful completion.
  3. Describe facility safety features.

Lesson 2: Safety and Injury Prevention

Upon completion of this section, a student should be able to:

  1. Describe the distractions that can take your focus away from children.

Lesson 3: Leadership

Upon completion of this section, a student should be able to:

  1. Explain why it is important to “choose your battles.”
  2. List the steps involved in giving a “time out.”
  3. Explain how to set boundaries with the children you watch.

Lesson 4: Play Time

Upon completion of this section, a student should be able to:

  1. List several age-appropriate activities for children.
  2. Explain why it is not a good idea to bring toys with you.

Lesson 5: Basic Caregiving Skills

Upon completion of this section, a student should be able to:

  1. List five times when you should wash your hands.
  2. Explain how to use an alcohol sanitizer and why it is not as good as soap and water.

Lesson 6: First Aid

Upon completion of this section, a student should be able to:

  1. Explain the steps to take when providing first aid.
  2. Explain how to protect your own safety before caring for others.