Babysitting Classes Held in July and August


Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is offering two more sessions of its popular Babysitting Training Class this summer. This one day class is designed for 12- to 15- year olds and prepares students for babysitting. Sessions will be offered on Thursday, July 27 and Wednesday, August 23. The class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is held at AGH.

“Our goal is to teach participants the skills they need to know to be a safe and responsible babysitter,” said Jennifer Hamman, AGH’s Babysitting Class Instructor.

Topics covered in class include: infant and child CPR; infant and child first aid; dealing with challenging situations; keeping the children you babysit safe; nutrition; the business of babysitting; and more. At the completion of the class, each student will receive a completion card.

The cost of this course is $55, which includes materials and lunch. However, the Allegan General Hospital Foundation and Allegan Hospital Service League have generously offered to provide a $25 scholarship to each child registered for this class, bringing the cost down to only $30 per student.

Space is limited. Individuals can register online at or call AGH’s Community Events Line at (269) 686-4231.

Allegan General Hospital is a community hospital that focuses on always providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized healthcare for the community it serves. Allegan General provides a wide range of healthcare services, including surgery, sleep center, emergency, physical rehabilitation and mental health. For more information about the hospital, visit

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