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.


Registration is now open for September!


… & you don’t want to miss out!

Registration will close on August 30th ... or once all spots are filled.

*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)

There are 2 training sessions you will be required to join through Zoom.

Session 1

Trauma Informed Care, Administering Meds & Safe Transportation

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

Session 2

CPR & First Aid Certification

Saturday, September 11th 1:00pm-3:00pm

*Lunch will be provided.

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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.)

This round of training will be hosted in person, with social distance measures, at the Fostering Hope Family Center. More information will be given to you as we approach the date. Training day with include Trauma Informed Care for Babysitters, Medication Administration and Safe Transportation trainings, all which are required by the State of Texas to care for children in care. The second half of the day will be CPR/First Aid hands on certification.

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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