We're living in uncertain times where schools are shut down and parents are still being required to work out of the home either because they're essential employees or because their business is unable to close. Due to the number of people in this area looking for childcare, there is a big opportunity for our teens to make some extra money while helping those unable to work from home.

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For a lot of teens, babysitting is their first job and the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier wants to make sure that they have the training and the confidence they need to care for infants, work with children, and deal with potential emergencies.

The American Red Cross of the Southern Tier offers an online Babysitter's Training class for anyone age 11 or older. This course can be taken right from your computer and at the time that's most convenient for the babysitter.

According to the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier, "The course consists of six interactive modules featuring video, activities, games, and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills and manage their babysitting business. This course, which includes a final exam at the end, takes about 4 hours to complete. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate."

The cost of the online Babysitting Basics course is under $75.  Visit the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier's website to learn more about this and other courses.

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