The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held a babysitting clinic to teach pre-teens and teenagers important safety, health, and other lessons for when taking care of another younger child.
Penny Shehadeh is an Educator at TMH. She says the Taylorville Police and Fire Departments provided some lessons for the participants.
Shehadeh says participants spend the afternoon learning CPR, but before that, lunch is provided by the hospital. Shehadeh says although the meal is provided, the participants have to cook their own lunch as a lesson in health and nutrition.
You must be age 11 or older to participate in the babysitting clinic. The next babysitting clinic will be held towards the end of the year.