Cultural Events

Free Babysitting Course Offered at the Library

Published: February 01, 2018 at 12:00 am


On Saturday, March 3, from 10 am to 2 pm, in the Meeting Room of the C.H. Booth Library, tweens and teens ages 10 and older will have the opportunity to learn how to become responsible and confident babysitters. This opportunity will provide youth who are planning to babysit the skills and knowledge to safely and responsibly care for children and infants.

In this Introduction to Babysitting course, participants will develop leadership and communication skills, study the ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, and learn safety and first aid basics, as well as what to do in the case of an emergency. They will also learn child care skills including feeding and diapering. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed.

The instructor, Amanda Tucker, has taught kindergarten and is currently a second grade teacher. She holds three teacher certifications including early childhood, general education, and special education and a master's degree in literacy. Ms Tucker has taught this course at several local libraries and comes highly recommended.

The class is geared for those of babysitting age but has important information that would be helpful to younger tweens looking for jobs as mothers' helpers. Light refreshments will be provided.

The class is free, but space is limited, so register early at


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