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Do I need to take any specific classes in college to become a babysitter?

Asked Boston, Massachusetts

I am a sophomore in high school and i am very interested in kids. I need to know how many years it will take and what I need to know. #children #daycare #baby-sitting

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CareerVillage’s Answer

Updated New York, New York
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Hi Shatasia,

You do not need to go to college to become a babysitter, but please take a look at this question: http://careervillage.org/questions/1031/do-you-need-to-go-to-college-to-babysit

However, there are many careers that might be interesting to you if you enjoy working with kids, and some of these careers do require college education and specific degrees. Please take a look at this question: http://careervillage.org/questions/19/which-careers-are-good-if-i-enjoy-working-with-kids

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Shubha Florence’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

You do not need to take any class in college for babysitting.

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This is a great question. While you are not required to take any classes to baby-sit, taking a child CPR class can be a good skill to have in case of an emergency. Also, if you would like to pursue children's education and care, there are some education and psychology classes you can consider in college. Also, children enjoy music and art so if you played an instrument or showed them a certain art or craft, this would greatly enrich their experience.
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