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Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Sponsor Babysitters Academy

WARE — 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 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 11½ to 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 $75 fee per student, then $30 for each additional family or group member. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 967-2488.

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