Howland Library Offers Babysitting Course

Aug. 7 session led by kindergarten teacher

Young people ages 10 and up are invited to participate in an Introduction to Babysitting course at Howland Public Library at 313 Main St. in Beacon on Friday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. Babysitters have the responsibility of caring for children and making important decisions. Parents entrust their children with them, therefore it is crucial they know the basics of child care.

In this course, 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. Students may bring a snack and drink for the break.

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. Register for this free course by contacting Ginny Figlia, head of youth services, at 845-831-1134, ext. 103, or

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