South Dakota, like most states, does not have a minimum age requirement for babysitters or for leaving children home alone. However, one of the most popular babysitting classes — the American Red Cross babysitting course — only accepts students older than 11 years of age.
If you’re looking to take classes to learn how to be a babysitter, these organizations offer babysitting, first aid, and CPR classes. Please note: this is not an all-inclusive list, and offerings may change. Please check with your local resources for the latest information.