Area Youth Complete Babysitter Training Course
Area Youth Complete Babysitter Training Course

Area Youth Complete Babysitter Training Course


Forty-two babysitters completed the recent training courses at Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

Attending the seven-hour classes were Maria Saltzman from Alvada; Avonlea Schoch, Natalie Schoch and Evan Wolfe from Bucyrus; Riley Brodman, Cassidy Hess, Kynlee Philips, Gabrielle Ritter, Hailee Ritter, McKenna Stoner, Rebecca Trausch, Damon Zimmerly and Ellie Zimmerly from Carey; Juliana McGrain from Findlay; Mariah Bowen, Madalyn Eulett and Keagan Kearns from Forest; Hope Morris from Harpster; Brittney Carter and Lance Frankart from McCutchenville; Amara Hord and MacKenna Parsons from Nevada; Bailey Fox from New Bloomington; Mia Miller and Molly Ward from Sycamore; Lauren Baker, Madelyn Blankenship, Debbie Blount, Rylee Cleland, Charlee Conley, Kyana Crum, Ava Culver, Emma Cusac, Ellie Dible, Madison Frey, Serenity Hurley, Josie Kotterman. Hannah Lambrite, Kaylyn Shock, Jacob Traxler and Maralee Wood from Upper Sandusky; and Kendall VanHorn from Wharton.

The youth attending the babysitter training course learned important safety guidelines from Lt. Neil Riedlinger and Sgt. Dennis Wilson of the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Department, and Capt. Chad Ward of the Upper Sandusky Fire Department discussed fire safety and practiced drills with the babysitters.

Wyandot Memorial Hospital Nurse Practitioners Danielle Kreais and Megan Bair demonstrated proper infant care, and Abby Searfoss addressed growth and development. Registered Nurses Pamela Stewart, Gina Zender and April Manns provided training for first aid and CPR/AED. Registered Dietitian Brooke Distel talked to the youth about cooking safety, overall nutrition and helped the classes create healthy snacks for tasting. Exercise Physiologist and course coordinator Fortune Bormuth addressed poisons, expectations for babysitters, and job and leadership skills.

Those sitters completing the course who have parental permission may have their name on a referral list available at the hospital.

Wyandot Memorial Hospital began offering the free babysitter training program in 1985 as a community service. For more information about the next class or the list of sitters, contact the Wellness Center by phoning 419-294-4991, extension 2236, or emailing the coordinator at