Do you have what it takes to be a first-class babysitter? In this class presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Warren County, you will learn your responsibilities as a babysitter, what parents expect, how to care for infants and young children, age appropriate activities, safety, and how to handle emergencies. Open to boys and girls in 5th grade and above.

The registration fee includes a workbook, childcare resources, and snack. Participants who attend all three sessions will receive a certificate of participation. Each participant needs to bring a baby doll and a children’s toy for use in class. Classes will be Oct. 22-24, from 3:30-6 p.m. at Indianola Middle School's Multi-Purpose Room. On Wednesday, Oct. 23, students have the option of arriving at 2:30 pm following early dismissal; formal instruction will not begin until 3:30 pm. Cost is $31 for nonresidents, and $26 for Indianola residents. Non-4-H members must complete a 4-H medical form and bring it to the first day of the babysitting clinic.

To register or if you have any questions please contact the Indianola Parks and Rec Office, Becky Lane, at (515) 961-9420.


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