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

May 23, 2014

Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs & Community Relations Specialist
(Office) 413-967-2296 (Cell) 413-237-6743


Ware, MA (May 23, 2014) - Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in July to ready area youth for summer and fall babysitting responsibilities.
The one day program will be held on Friday, July 11, 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 Sunday session offers 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.