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Baystate Mary Lane to Sponsor Babysitters Academy on Oct. 20

WARE — Baystate Mary Lane will sponsor a Babysitters Academy on Saturday, Oct. 20 to ready area youth for fall and winter babysitting responsibilities. The one-day program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Conference Room located on the second floor.

The Babysitters Academy is a certified babysitter program for young adults ages 11½ to 16. The 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. For more information or to register, visit baystatehealth.org/parented and click on Infant and Child Care, or call (413) 794-5515.