CMH And Marysville Sport & Rec To Sponsor Free Babysitting Course


MARYSVILLE – Be the best babysitter you can be! A free course on the basics of babysitting will be offered to young adults ages 11-14 on Monday, May 6, from 8 am – Noon. The course will be held at Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) in the South Plaza Conference room, and will be led by trained healthcare and emergency professionals.

“It has been a long time since a babysitting clinic was offered in our communities, and there is a whole generation of kids who need this information going forward,” said Brian Fragel, director at Marysville Sport & Recreation, one of the event co-hosts.

The class will provide a basic understanding of small children and infants, including diaper changing, feeding, etc., general information on safety and emergency procedures like how to call 911, and what to do if someone is choking or needs CPR, fire safety, and will also teach a few games and songs to entertain small children.

The class is limited to the first 30 participants. Muffins and juice will be served during break. To register your child, please visit Marysville Sport & Rec or Marysville Health & Fitness to pick up a registration form, and return to Marysville Sport & Rec by Friday, May 3. Registration forms will be sent home with Marysville 5th and 6th graders, and they can also be found on the CMH Facebook event page.

Previous articleState Music Showcase Sunday At The Art Center
Next article“Digging Deep With Dementia” Topic For May Senior Luncheon
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.