Free Babysitting Classes for Ages 11-18
Our babysitting classes at the library are free and are made possible by a collaboration with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension 4H Youth Development Program and by the Falmouth Public Library’s Board of Trustees and Friends groups.
Our babysitter course provides interactive discussion, activities & hands-on practice to increase your confidence & give you the skills you need to be the best sitter possible. This popular program geared toward 11 year-olds and older is packed full of advice, guides, tips, and information based on real life experiences from kids and experts in the know.
Students will develop skills that will:
• Help them find and prepare for a babysitting job
• Help them care for kids of all ages and deal with difficult situations
• Help them prepare safe and fun activities
• Help them make safe choices while babysitting
• Provide Emergency First Aid
• Plus much more!
After successfully completing our Babysitter Training Program, you will be confident and prepared to be the best babysitter possible: professional, safe, and in demand. Each student receives a Babysitter’s Handbook and certificate upon successful completion.
Participation is free. No library card required. In order to participate, participants must bring proof of age with them, such as a birth certificate or passport. Identification without their birth date will not be accepted as proof of age.
Participants are also asked to bring lunch with them. Food is allowed in the library’s meeting rooms. Water will be available free of charge.
At this time, our next class is full. Please use the form to sign up for notifications of upcoming classes or to sign up for any waiting lists.