Babysitting Class readies kids for childcare

Sixteen Pokagon kids gathered at PHS this June for a week of learning everything they need to be babysitters.

The students learned about child development and how to discipline children from Eric Chamberlin of Behavioral Health, the basics of child care with Angelina Herman, RN, and Amber Gauthier, RN, both from Community Outreach at PHS. Lieutenant Robert Nelson from Dowagiac Fire Department taught fire safety, which included what to do in case of fire, what to tell 911, and how to use a fire extinguisher. Representatives from Lakeland Health Care taught first aid and CPR. Marcy Herbert, RD, and Jenna Froberg, PHS intern, shared nutrition education, and Officers Abby Shanahan and Justin Pangle taught safety on the job and how to properly use a car seat.

Check the website calendar next summer for another Babysitting Class.