Babysitter Training Offered Afterschool
Babysitters are substitute parents. They face the same challenges and emergencies as full‑time parents do, but they are not often as well prepared. To help youth develop skill for babysitting or taking care of himself or herself at home, the OSU Extension Service is offering Babysitter Training on Tuesday afternoons, April 11 through May 9 at the OSU Extension Office, 4506 Third Street, Tillamook. Tillamook School District students can ride the school bus (Route 8) from school to the OSU Extension Office with notification from the parent.
Each session will begin with a brief nutritious snack preparation activity and games to play with children. Session topics include Babysitter Role & Responsibility; Preventing and Handling Emergencies; Activities for Children; Feeding Children; Ages & Stages and Behavior & Guidance.
Pre‑registration is required due to limited space. Cost is $25 per participant for enrolled 4-H Members. Youth currently not enrolled in 4-H must enroll and pay the $25 4-H enrollment fee in addition to the Babysitter Training fee. Register online at http://bit.ly /Tillamook4-H
Contact us at 503-842‑3433, or our website at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/tillamook .