Babysitting Basic Course Offered

The Washington County Extension Office is offering a “Babysitting Basics Course” providing youth the opportunity to learn how to become responsible babysitters. This is a five-day course, held July 31st through August 4th from 9:30am – 11:30am each day. Boys and girls who have completed 5th grade and above are encouraged to register as soon as possible and each class is limited to 25 students. They will learn about employer expectations, age-appropriate toys and activities, caring for infants and young children, emergency and first aid procedures, and safety. Participants will also receive a babysitting starter bag full of goodies.

The cost for this course is just $30. Registration forms are available at the Washington County Extension Office, or online at

For more information, contact the Extension Office at 319 653 4811.