Healthy University to Offer Babysitter Training

As part of their Healthy University season, Lucas County Health Center (LCHC) will hold a “Babysitter Training” course on Wednesday, February 25 and Wednesday, March 4 from 2 – 5 p.m. in the Education Room at LCHC.

This event, which is completely free of charge, is designed for students ages 12 and older to prepare them to be better babysitters. Topics include how to care for infants and children, how to stay safe, what to do in an emergency, how to choose age-appropriate activities, and basic first aid. Students will also learn the basics of starting a babysitting business. This course consists of interactive modules featuring video, activities, games, and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills to manage their business.

Attendance at both sessions is required for students to receive a certificate of completion. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration forms can be picked up at the Chariton Middle School office or downloaded from LCHC’s website.

This event is made possible by the 2014-2015 Healthy University sponsors, including Red Haw Family Medical Center, Johnson Machine Works, Hammer Medical Supply, Cater 2 U, Hy-Vee Inc., Midwest Heritage Bank, Midwest Heritage Insurance Services, Ameriprise Financial, Chat Mobility, Screen-Tech, KIIC Radio, and Southern Iowa Oil.

This course is made possible by the BNSF Railway Foundation.  

For more information or to register, visit or call Jena Wiley, Marketing Director, at 641-774-3219.