Babysitting Intro Course Set for May 9

Course for ages 10 and up will be held at Butterfield Library

Babysitters have the responsibility of caring for children and making important decisions while in charge. Parents entrust babysitters with their children, so it is crucial for them to know the basics of child care.

Butterfield Library will hold an introductory course on babysitting, in which participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children, including diaper-changing. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course, and certificates will be distributed.

The instructor, Amanda Tucker, is a current kindergarten teacher. She holds three teacher certifications, in early childhood, general education and special education, and a master’s degree in literacy.

Introduction to Babysitting will be held on May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is for ages 10 and up. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up at For more information or questions, contact Maureen McGrath, head of youth services, at or 845-265-3040.

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