A Babysitting Basics class for youth completing fifth- and sixth-grade will be offered by Story County ISU Extension and Outreach on June 16. The class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a $25 program registration fee.


Participants will learn about the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect and how to care for infants and toddlers. There will also be guest speakers teaching on the subjects of age-appropriate toys and activities, safety and basic first aid and rescue breathing. All participants receive a book filled with information about child care, as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course.


Registration forms are available at www.extension.iastate.edu/story The registration form and payment must be received by May 22. For questions about Babysitting Basics, contact the Story County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 515-382-6551 or email Mary Wilkins, County 4-H Outreach coordinator, at mwilkins@iastate.edu.