ALTON – A "Babysitting 101" class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Location is the cafeteria meeting rooms. The cost is $30 per child.

Pre-registration is required. Call 314-454-5437 or 800-678-5437, press 3 and tell the operator “June 9 Alton Memorial Hospital.” Or you can register online at

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The class, taught by an instructor from St. Louis Children's Hospital, is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. A 28-page workbook, a backpack and light snack are provided.

Topics include the business of babysitting; child development; safety and first aid; fun and games.

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