BIG RAPIDS — For older youth and adults, babysitting can provide some extra income and valuable life experience.

To help those looking to become better babysitters or to begin learning, a babysitting basics clinic is being offered by MSU Extension.

Each session will be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Mecosta County Services Building. The cost for all five sessions is $15, which includes course materials and a snack.

The clinic will be facilitated by Shannon Lindquist and will cover topics including basic first aid, safety, discipline, child development, nutrition and activities.

Youth ages 11 years and older are welcome to sign up for the course. All participants must register in advance by calling the MSU office at (231) 592-0792.