Foster Care Babysitting Training Certification

Foster families are in need of community support, and everybody can play a role! Become a part of a foster family’s support team by providing short-term childcare. When you sign up, you will go through the process of becoming certified and attend training that will give you the tools to care for a child in foster care.


Our November 5, 2022 registration is now open.


It's been too long, we're back in person & you don't want to miss out!

*This training is for those who are 21+ looking to offer short-term childcare (up to 72 hours) for licensed foster families in the Greater Austin area.

Sign up today & begin your paperwork process immediately!

(See FAQs below for more guidance)

The training will take place in one day, in-person:

Session 1

Trauma Informed Care, Administering Meds & Safe Transportation

Saturday, November 5th 9:00am-12:30pm

Session 2

CPR & First Aid Certification

Saturday, November 5th 1:00pm-3:30pm

Babysitters Give Hope

Trauma-informed, certified babysitters give foster families the support they need to build stronger families!

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We are so glad you have decided to support foster families and children in our community!

(Please read through all the FAQs below before registering.)

Our November event will be offered in person on a Saturday. 

Participating Agencies: Arrow, Angelheart, CPS, Circles of Care, Depelchin, Divinity Family Services, Giocosa, Helping Hand Home, Pathways, PCHAS, SAFE, Settlement Home, STARRY, and Upbring

This training is for those who are 21+ looking to offer short-term childcare (up to 72 hours) for licensed foster families in the greater Austin area.

There are 2 training sessions required to obtain certification.

Session 1: Trauma-Informed Care for babysitting, Administering Medications, and Safe Transportation.

Session 2: *CPR/ First Aid certification training. Both pieces of training must be attended to receive your certification.

*If you have received your CPR/ First Aid certification in the last 12 months, your cards are valid.  Copies can be submitted instead of attending this portion of the training.


Training Registration: $30.00 (Due at time of registration) * Referral discount codes are available.

Background Checks: $37.00 (This is paid separately at time of fingerprinting appointment)

Content Warning: The topics covered throughout the training can be difficult to learn about as you build relationships with children and families who have experienced trauma. We encourage participants to be conscious of their own needs, and experiences. Please feel comfortable taking breaks or seeking support when necessary. If you have any concerns or questions before registration, please get in touch with us at [email protected]


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Steps to Becoming a Babysitter

1. Complete Event Registration 

2. Submit the Application and photo ID to your primary agency.  This initiates the background check process.

3. Complete Fingerprinting

5. Collect All Paperwork

6. Receive TB test and Results

7. Complete Babysitter Training

8. Complete CPR & First Aid Training

9. Submit All Paperwork

Please purchase registration for each participant attending the training.

*Please note we do not offer refunds for this training. Scholarships and Referral discount codes are available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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