BERLIN — An Androscoggin Valley Hospital Babysitting Course will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital's Mount Success Meeting Room.

The registration fee is $20 ($25 with optional pizza lunch). Students must be 11 years of age or older to participate in the course.

The topics that will be covered include: the qualities of a great babysitter; following the parent’s/guardian’s guidelines; ages and stages of children - infancy through school age; age-appropriate play and supervision; caring for a child needing holding, diapering, dressing and feeding; safe home environment and child safety; and how to handle common injuries and emergencies.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an Androscoggin Valley Hospital Certificate of Program Completion.

To register or for more information, call Donna Godin, public relations and marketing assistant at the hospital, at (603) 326-5607 or email donna.godin@avhnh.org. Prompt registration is encouraged as spots fill quickly.

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