BERLIN — Fifteen area students, ages 11 and up, successfully completed the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Babysitting Course held Friday, April 25, at the hospital. During the course students learned about the different aspects of babysitting, including child safety, child care and how to handle common injuries.
Course instructors Claudette Morneau, RN, BSN, and Karen Bertin-Roy, RN, taught the students the qualities of a great babysitter: asking about and following the parent’s/guardian’s guidelines; safe home environment and child safety; ages and stages of children — infancy through school age; age appropriate play and supervision; caring for a child needing holding, diapering, dressing and feeding; and how to handle common injuries and emergencies. Teresa O’Hearn provided administrative assistance to the instructors during the day. Each student received an AVH certificate of program completion.
Students in the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Babysitting Course, pictured in the front row,from left: Ashley Baldridge, Gracie Bilodeau, Ava Bartoli, Redyn Munce, and Leilah Horne. Second row, Erin McCormick, Cienna Langlais, Alicia Breault, Madison Girouard, Emily Miller, Sophia Hanson, and Teresa O’Hearn. Third row, Course Instructor Karen Bertin-Roy, RN, Abigail Stewart, Olivia Martin, Andrew Chilafoe and Allina Chilafoe, with Claudette Morneau, RN, BSN, course instructor. (COURTESY PHOTO)