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Baby-sitting course offered in Mendota

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

MENDOTA – Safe Sitter classes for youth 11 to 13 will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 23 in Conference Room C at Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St.

The program, taught by hospital staff, is an instructional series that teaches how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Business aspects of baby-sitting, and knowledge of child development and age-appropriate activities also will be discussed.

The course involves activities and hands-on demonstrations. Practice stations and a written test are part of the training.

The cost is $35, and includes a workbook, supplies, and a tote bag.

Registration and payment is due by March 20. Class size is limited; scholarships are available upon request.

Participants are asked to dress comfortable and to bring a sack lunch.

Call 815-539-1411 weekdays for more information or to register.

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