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Jerseyville, IL 62052
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News Release

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Extension Host Babysitting Workshop in Jerseyville

Jersey County 4-H hosted a babysitting workshop on Tuesday, June 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Jersey County Extension office.  The workshop was open to youth sixth grade or older. 

Participants learned about basic first aid, ages & stages of Development, healthy snacks, games and activities, and babysitting as a business.  Sheriff Kallal; Christine Smith, of the Jersey County Health Department; Lisa Petersen, Unit 18 Nutrition & Wellness Educator and Unit 18 staff Danielle Cole presented.

 “Babysitting is often the first job a young person will have.” said Jersey County 4-H Program Coordinator. “The purpose of this workshop is to help youth better handle the responsibility associated with caring for children.”

For more information about 4-H, please contact Judy Benz, Jersey County 4-H Program Coordinator, at the Extension office in Jersey by phone 618-498-2913, 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 CAPTIONS: Haley Schnelten and Sara Jones learn to make a healthy fruit snack for children at the 4-H Babysitting Workshop.

Local Contact: Judy Benz, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,