WAUSAU – Northcentral Technical College will offer a free, online babysitting class in response to a growing demand for trained childcare providers.

Developed by NTC’s Early Childhood Education faculty, Babysitting 101 will prepare students to be safe, effective and responsible baby sitters. This course is available for anyone age 13 or older and introduces baby-sitting skills for maintaining safety and health, handling emergencies and understanding child development and caregiving techniques.

“As families stay safe at home, there are more middle, high school and college-aged students who are providing care,” said Brandy Breuckman, dean of NTC’s School of Business, Community Services & Virtual College, in a news release. “We need to equip those who are watching over children with the necessary knowledge to provide childcare safely.”

Anyone in need of Wi-Fi capabilities to complete the Babysitting 101 class online can safely access the internet from the comfort of their vehicles in the parking lots of NTC’s Wausau, Phillips, Medford, Spencer, Antigo and Wittenberg campuses by connecting to the NTCGuest wireless.

Babysitting 101 is available on-demand through June 30. Anyone interested in signing up for the class can visit www.ntc.edu/calendar/2020/04/06/babysitting-101.