Foster Care Baby Sitting Training

Attend one training to be certified with multiple agencies to babysit for foster families!

Participating Agencies Include

Arrow Child and Family Ministries, Methodist Children’s Home, A World for Children, Grace Manor, Christian Homes, Azleway, DFPS, UpBring, ChildrenFIRST, Buckner (an additional 8 hours of SAMA training is required for Buckner and ChildrenFIRST)

What a blessing you are to foster families and children by agreeing to become babysitters!

Complete This 4 Round Process to Become Certified

The next training will be November 16th starting at 9 AM at Flint Baptist Church.

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Round 1: Register

Complete application and appropriate registrations:

1. Fill out the Short Term Provider Application to begin the process to become an approved childcare provider. One form per person is required for those attending the training. All applicants must be 21 or older. Please return completed application with a copy of your driver’s license and social security card to Christi Sowell ASAP at christi@thefosteringcollective.org or call Christi at 903-312-4655 to schedule a time to deliver the application.

2Register for Training Day.

3. To complete the process, download the additional childcare provider information: Packet for Each Babysitter

Round 2: Fingerprinting

You’ll receive an email to schedule your fingerprint appointment AFTER submitting your application. There is a $39.05 fee for fingerprinting. You will also have several documents to collect before training day which your paperwork guide will contact you about prior to training day.

Round 3: Online Trainings

Four trainings must be done online before you will be certified as a babysitter. We recommend this be done prior to training day:

Round 4: Training Day

Bring with you all of your document copies. After all the requirements are met, The Fostering Collective will share the necessary paperwork for certification with the other agencies that you choose.

Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE DATE AND TIME FOR TRAINING DAY?

Saturday, November 16th starting at 9:00 AM at Flint Baptist Church located at 11131 FM 2868W, Flint, TX 75762

WHO ARE THE AGENCIES THAT ARE PART OF THE JOINT CERTIFICATION?

Arrow Child and Family Ministries, Methodist Children’s Home, A World for Children, Grace Manor, Christian Homes, Buckner, Azleway, DFPS, and East Texas Orphan Care Network.

THE AGENCY I WANT TO BABYSIT FOR IS NOT ON THE LIST. CAN THEY JOIN THE COLLABORATION NOW?

Not for this first round of training, but when we do this again, we will open it up to other agencies. We were not trying to be exclusive; we just needed to start somewhere and this group was already working together.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

There are some set fees: $10 for registration and $39.05/person paid to the State’s fingerprinting company. CPR/First Aid training will cost $45 and will be offered on the day of the Babysitter Training.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO BABYSIT?

You must be 21 years of age or older.

WHAT IS A PAPERWORK GUIDE?
Paperwork Guides (PGs) are volunteers who know the babysitting process and the foster care system. Each babysitter going through certification will be assigned a PG who will be in touch on occasion to answer any questions and help through the first few steps. They will be available for as little or as much as needed as the babysitter goes through the different steps along the way. *We do not offer refunds for this training.