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Babysitter Academy to be held in May at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

April 11, 2014


 Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs & Community Relations Specialist

 (Office)  413-967-2296             (Cell) 413-237-6743



Ware, MA (March 11, 2014) - Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in May to ready area youth for summer babysitting responsibilities. 

The one day program will be held on Sunday, May 18, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The class will be held in the Main Conference Room located on the second floor of the hospital.

The Babysitters Academy is a certified babysitter program for young adults ages 11 ½ -16.  The Saturday session offer potential babysitters instruction in baby care, first aid, CPR, fire safety, home security, child behavior and accident prevention. 


Participants are given a course booklet containing helpful tips and other information, and will receive a graduation certificate upon completion of the course.

The program is offered by the Parenting program at Baystate Medical Center. There is a $30 fee.   Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required, by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 967-2488.