Hettinger youth learn basics of safe babysitting

There was a Babysitting Class that was held on July 15 from 8 a.m. – noon for ages 11-15 years old.

Baby Sitting Class (RGB)
Back Row (L to R) Anna Havelka, Katy Schauer, Allyson Schalesky, Kolson Melling. Middle Row (L to R) Abby Hill, Tatum Fitch, Grace Wolff, Naomi Salazar. Front Row (L to R) Megan Hill, Ella Jensen, Jennifer Verdin, Mara Munro, Jaron Frank.

There was a Babysitting Class that was held on July 15 from 8 a.m. – noon for ages 11-15 years old. The class was to give the youth basic knowledge of child care, keeping themselves safe and help children behave, fire safety, and first aid, CPR and choking. This class was to help them be more comfortable taking care of their siblings or to start to babysit around town. The Adams County Extension Service organize the class for the day and there were 14 youth that attended the class. Thanks to some great volunteers that spoke at the class.   Chris Parnow and Bill Jahner with Hettinger Fire Department did demonstrations on put on out a fire, Cheryl Dix with Social Services talked about child development, Patty Ness with West River Health Service talked about nutrition and made a healthy snack with the youth, Travis Collins and Ryan Serr with Sheriff’s Department talked about safety like having emergency numbers posted and being safe around strangers while babysitting, Amanda Reimer and Chris Schauer with Hettinger Ambulance demonstrated on first aid, CPR and choking. Also, there was a parent panel with Cheryl Dix, Amber Wolff and Patty Ness to answer and give pointers to what parents expect from their babysitter that they are hiring. The day end with changing diapers and holding a baby.