Nine students successfully completed Mercer Health’s babysitter training program during two sessions of classes held in December.
According to Betsy Schoenleben, R.N., Education Coordinator at Mercer Health, the students were trained in proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and how to respond to an ill or injured child. The students participated in check-offs such as diapering, bottle feeding, and handwashing. As part of the class, Coldwater Police Department and Mercer County Central Dispatch spoke to the students. Students were required to pass a written test to receive certification. Students also viewed a CPR/First Aid video made possible by a donation from the Mercer County Civic Foundation.
“We feel we have provided these students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for children,” Schoenleben said. “However, Mercer Health cannot assume liability concerning the responsibility of these graduates while they are caring for the children of others.”
Summer Babysitting Training Class dates will be posted on mercer-health.com in the spring.
For more information about education services provided by Mercer Health, contact Schoenleben at 419-678-5119.
Pictured in the morning class photo (above) are: Grace Huwer, Riggs Tobe and Rudy Kremer (not pictured: Kelly May).
Pictured in the afternoon class (above) are: Aerianna Gann and Kendall Fetters.