Babysitting 101 training course set

ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital will offer a Babysitting 101 training course on Oct. 19, 26 and 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital. The focus of the program is on fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade sitters, but other interested individuals are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the program is to prepare sitters for the physical, psychological, and emotional needs of the children they are caring for. Some topics that are covered include safety, emergency care, child development and behavior/discipline. Trained hospital personnel teach the class.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $15 per participant which includes workbook. Each participant should bring a light healthy snack, a beverage will be provided during the break. Class size is limited to 20 registrants. Participants are to meet in the front lobby of the hospital.

For more information or to register, call Cindy Gaerke, Community Outreach at 419-394-6290.