YMCA Louisville staff working with teen for babysitter training

Babysitter's Training Course

The YMCA's babysitter's training course is an up-to-date and well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis. The course equips teens with the tools needed to stay home alone safely and with confidence.

Babysitter's Training Course

Why the Y


    Advance yourself personally and professionally by learning lifesaving skills.


    When you feel good about yourself, you have the courage to try new things and have new experiences.

  • SAFE

    Safety has always been and will continue to be our top priority. The Y conducts background checks for all staff that engages with children. Our staff is highly trained in childcare including CPR and First Aid. There is also ongoing professional development.

  • Offered at the following YMCA locations: Clark County, Floyd County, Northeast, Norton Commons, Oldham County, and Southwest

Babysitter training courses are offered several times each year. Please contact the branch for detailed scheduling.

Starting Price

Starting at $45 for facility members and $55 for program members. Cost includes course materials. Price may vary depending on specific program.

Age Range

11-16 years

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Financial Assistance

The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Learn more about our financial assistance program. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.

At a Glance

We make our YMCA babysitting training course fun and fast-paced. We'll teach you how to be the best babysitter through engaging activities, videos and discussions. Babysitters will learn how to:

  • Supervise infants and children
  • Perform skills such as diapering and feeding
  • Handle bedtime and discipline issues
  • Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries
  • Communicate effectively with parents
  • Find and interview for babysitting jobs
  • Rescue a choking infant or child
  • Perform infant or child CPR

Ready to register?

Use the button below to see upcoming sessions that are currently available for online registration. If no sessions are available for registration, please contact the branch to learn when the next session is scheduled.

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