Allegan General Hospital Offers Babysitting Training Course During Spring Break
Allegan General Hospital is offering a Red Cross Babysitting Course on Wednesday, April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the hospital. The class is designed for 11 to 15 year olds and prepares teens for babysitting.
“Our goal is to teach teens all of the skills they need to know to be a safe and responsible babysitter,” explains Jennifer Hamman, AGH’s Babysitting Course Instructor and AHA Training Center Manager.
Topics covered in class include: caring for children and infants; infant and child CPR; being a good role model; making good decisions; keeping the children you baby-sit safe; handling emergencies such as injuries, illnesses & household accidents; and more. At the completion of the class, each student will receive a certification card.
The cost of this eight hour course is $55, which includes lunch and workbook. However, the Allegan General Hospital Foundation has generously offered to provide a $25 scholarship to each child registered for this class, bringing the cost down to $30 per student.
Space is limited. Individuals can register online at allegangeneral.org or call AGH’s Community Events Line at (269) 686-4231.