Babysitting training course class dates announced

Staff report

ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital again offering a babysitting training course.

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.

The focus of the program is on fifth, sixth, and seventh-grade sitters, but other interested individuals are welcome to attend.

They are offering the series of classes on June 21 and 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $15 per participant which includes workbook. Please 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 419-394-3335, ext. 1130.

Staff report