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.

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Registration is now open for December!

 

We're back virtual & you don't want to miss out!

Registration will close on November 23rd OR whenever registration is full.

*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, VIRTUALLY via Zoom and includes:

Session 1

Trauma Informed Care, Administering Meds & Safe Transportation

Saturday, December 11th 9:00am-12:30pm

Session 2

CPR & First Aid Certification

Saturday, December 11th 1:00pm-3:30pm

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

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

Our December event will now be OFFERED VIRTUALLY!

*Content Warning// The topics covered throughout the training can be difficult to learn about as we walk with children who have experienced trauma. We encourage participants to be consious of their own needs, experiances and encourage taking breaks or seeking support when necessary. If you have any concerns or questions prior to registration, please contact us at [email protected]

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

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

You don't want to miss out!

Registration is now open for this event and will close on November 26th (or whenever tickets are sold out).

Please read through all the FAQs below before registering.

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 will be a 2-part training you will be required to participate in.

Portion 1: Trauma Informed Care for Babysitting, Administering Medications and Safe Transportation.

Portion 2: CPR/First Aid certification** Training . Both of these trainings MUST be attended* to receive your certification and the certificates to be sent to your chosen agencies.

**If you have received your CPR/First Aid certification in the last 12 months, your cards are valid & you are not required to participate in the CPR/First Aid portion of training.

Fees -

Training Registration: $20.00 (Due at time of registration)*

Background Checks: $37.00 (This will be paid separately)

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Steps to Becoming a Babysitter

1. Complete Event Registration 

2. Watch the Instructional Video

3. Background Check

4. Complete Fingerprinting

5. Collect All Paperwork

6. Receive TB test and Results

7. Babysitter Training

8. CPR & First Aid Training

9. Submit All Paperwork

Please purchase one ticket for EACH participant attending the training.

*Please note we do not offer refunds for this training. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Interested in becoming certified but can't make it this time? Don't worry! We offer this training multiple times a year. Fill out the form below to be reminded of our next training dates!