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Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

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Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
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Macoupin County
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Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
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News Release

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Extension Host Babysitting Workshop in Hillsboro

Montgomery County 4-H hosted a babysitting workshop on Thursday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County Extension office.  The workshop was open to youth sixth grade or older.

Participants heard from speakers about safety (Rick Robbins of the Montgomery County Police), child development (Montgomery County Health Department/WIC), growing your business (Will Shalter, Montgomery County Economic Development), activities for children (Elisha Hughes, 4-H Program Coordinator), as well as healthy snacks for kids (Lisa Peterson, Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator).   Participant Ayden O’Malley from Nokomis said, “I learned that when a baby as something in its throat you have to turn the baby over and pat them on the back.”  She added “Also you must keep an eye on the children at all times.  I feel more prepared to help watch my baby nephew now.”

For more information about 4-H, please contact Elisha Hughes, Montgomery County 4-H Program Coordinator, at the Extension office in Hillsboro by phone 217-532-3941, or email at, or online at: 

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.



PICTURE CAPTION: A participant in the 4-H Babysitting Clinic learns to make a safe and healthy snack for children.

Local Contact: Elisha Hughes, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,