Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youngsters in grades 5-8, will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Greene County Extension office in Jefferson. Cost is $40 for all registrations received by Friday, Oct. 18. Class size is limited. If there is room, additional registrations will be accepted at a cost of $50.
Participants 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 Willms, county youth and 4-H coordinator, as well as 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 were sent home with Greene County and Paton-Churdan 5-8 graders, or they can be picked up at the Greene County Extension office at 104 W. Washington St. Persons who want more information can call 515-386-2138.