Babysitting Basics class slated for Oct. 18, Oct. 21

Early registration deadline is Oct. 11

Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youngsters in grades 5-8, will be held on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18 from 2 to 5 pm and Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 am to noon at the Greene County Extension office in Jefferson. Participants must attend both sessions in order to be certified. Cost is $25 for all registrations received by Oct. 12 and class size is limited. If there is room, additional registrations will be accepted at a cost of $35.

Youngsters will learn babysitting responsibilities and what employers expect, ideas to entertain children, how to handle emergencies, first aid and safety pointers, and how to care for children of different ages. Sessions will be led by Kayla Hyett, county youth & 4-H coordinator; Sue Richardson, county families coordinator; and others including a dietitian, health care providers, members of law enforcement and the fire department, and parents with young children to observe and interact with.

Registration forms went home with Greene County & Paton-Churdan 4-8 graders, or can be picked up at the Greene County Extension office at 104 W. Washington St in Jefferson. For more information, call 515-386-2138.

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