Five local youth participated in an American Red Cross babysitting class recently at Antelope Memorial Hospital.
The babysitting training course for youth (ages 11-15) was under the instruction of Janet Wolfe, LPN. The class provided students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children. The program included basic child care, leadership skills and tips on how to have well-behaved children. Toys appropriate for the different levels of maturity for infants, toddlers and children were also discussed.
“One of the points highlighted during the class was today’s technology,” said Janet Wolfe, LPN. “For example, cell phones can be a distraction during a babysitting job. The importance of focusing on the babysitting job and the care and safety of the youth at all times ‒ was emphasized.”
Additional babysitting classes will be scheduled at AMH in the future. For more information, interested parties may contact Wolfe at 402-485-2496.