SGCMH Offers Home Alone and Babysitting Classes


Ste. Genevieve, MO – Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH) is offering its popular Home Alone and Babysitting classes.

Home Alone include discussions on safety, first aid and self-care and will help prepare children for the times when they will be home alone. Snacks will be provided. Registration fee is $10. Home Alone classes will be on June 13, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Education Conference Room at the hospital. The morning class must be filled before the afternoon class will open. Each class will have a limit of 20 participants. A second day will be provided if both sessions are filled.

“Staying home alone is often the first way children are able to show their independence,” said Tina Poston, SGCMH Director of Marketing and Community Relations. “But it can be hard for parents to know when their children no longer need constant supervision. This class will help provide that confidence for parents and children.”

The Babysitting class will be held Thursday, June 15, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Education Conference Room at the hospital. This is a one-day competency-based program for youth who have completed at least the 6th grade. Topics covered include infant care, first aid, and handling emergency situations. The $20.00 registration fee includes lunch and class materials. The class has a limit of 20 participants. A second day will be added if the class is filled. The second day is required to have a minimum of 10 participants.

“This course prepares novice babysitters for a safe and positive babysitting experience,” said Poston. “Participants will learn some universal skills and techniques that every babysitter should have.”

Both the Home Alone and Babysitting classes will be led by instructor Joan Flieg.

Registration can be made at After submitting the registration, you will be directed to the secure payment form.

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is a nonprofit county owned community hospital that works to continue to improve the health and well-being of the community. Our professional staff uses advanced technology and medicine to provide excellent, personalized, and compassionate healthcare. For more information on Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, visit

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