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(1-9-19) Thirteen students successfully completed Mercer Health’s babysitter training program in December.

According to Betsy Schoenleben, R.N., Education Coordinator at Mercer Health, students were trained in proper supervision, basic care-giving 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.

  Schoenleben said

“We feel we have provided these students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for children.However, Mercer Health cannot assume liability concerning the responsibility of these graduates while they are caring for the children of others.”

Students who completed babysitting training class on December 27 and 28, 2018, include:

  • Lauren Beckman
  • Emma Eyink
  • Michaela Firks
  • Sarah Fritz
  • Aubrie Heitkamp
  • Trevor Heitkamp
  • Isabella Kahlig
  • Madelyn Lange
  • Samantha Miller
  • Paige Ontrop
  • Kamdon Riethman
  • Hailey Stough
  • Olivia Uhlenhake

Dates for summer babysitting training classes will be posted on in the spring.

For more information about education services provided by Mercer Health, contact Schoenleben at 419-678-5119.