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Babysitter Training After School
"Babysitters are substitute parents. They face the same challenges and emergencies as full‑time parents do, but they often aren't as well prepared," says OSU Extension Family and Community Health Agent, Nancy Kershaw. To help youth develop skill for babysitting or taking care of themselves at home, the OSU Extension Service is offering Beginning Babysitter Training on Wednesday afternoons, October 15 through November 26. The program will be held at the OSU Extension Office in Tillamook. Tillamook School District students can ride the school bus from their school to the OSU Extension Office if the parent has sent a note to the school requesting this route. This training is appropriate for youth 4th grade and up. Here is a flyer with more information.
Each session will begin with a brief nutritious snack preparation activity and games to play with children. Session topics and presenters include: Responsibilities of a Babysitter; Preventing and Handling Emergencies; Behavior & Guidance; Activities for Children; Feeding Children; and Ages & Stages. Pre‑registration is required due to limited space. Cost is $35 per participant, which includes membership in 4-H, handouts, snacks and activities. To register, contact the OSU Extension Office at 2204 Fourth Street, call 503-842‑3433, or download the pre-registration form.Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have a disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend this event contact the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook at 503.842.3433.