Youth Programming In Your School or Community!

Looking for programming to help better prepare youth to take on increased responsibility as they get older? Book our Babysitter Training and Ready, Set, Solo! course for your school or community group!

Both classes are offered either online or in person so you can pick what method works best for your needs.

For more information on holding Babysitting Training or Ready, Set, Solo! or other programs, please contact our program coordinator at 204-284-9332 or [email protected].

Babysitter Training

The Babysitter Training course is a 6.5-hour training program for students ages 11.5 and older (for grades 6 and up).

Babysitter Training program is packed full of interesting, interactive activities to teach students how to care for babies and children safely and responsibly. It is designed to instill confidence in students by providing comprehensive instruction around accident prevention, fire safety, emergencies, kids at different ages, and employer/employee responsibilities.

Ready, Set, Solo!

Ready, Set, Solo! is a 3-hour training program for students ages 11 and up, to take along with a parent or caregiver.

Ready, Set, Solo! will help you and your child create a plan for your child to stay home alone safely and confidently. Discuss concerns related to your family, create guidelines, and increase communication between you and your child. Topics include home safety, family rules, emergencies, and strangers.

Please note, children in Manitoba must not be left home alone until they reach age 12.

Last year alone, our centre provided youth programming to over 1,300 students. Youth who graduate from our Babysitter Training and Ready, Set, Solo! programs are more confident and better prepared to understand the responsibilities involved in childcare and staying home alone.

Either online and in person, our popular Babysitter Training and Ready, Set, Solo! are fun, engaging, and interactive, with hands-on activities to help students understand the activities. We offer a special group rate for schools and community groups – simply choose your course date and contact us to book it!

We also offer training, free of charge to those who wish to lead these courses at your school or community. We can provide you with use of one of our teaching kits for the duration of the program, along with access to our PowerPoint slides and videos. If you prefer, we can also provide an experienced program facilitator for an additional fee. Participants in either program will receive a student manual, and students in Babysitting Training that successfully complete the course will receive a certificate.