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Calling all babysitters - sign up now for the Feb. 19th session of Babysitters Academy

January 28, 2016

Are you already a babysitter looking to further your skills, or considering becoming a babysitter to earn extra money?

Baystate Medical Center will hold a Babysitters Academy on Feb. 19 and April 21 to prepare area youth for their babysitting responsibilities.

The one-day program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Ave., Holyoke. Participants should bring their lunch. .

Babysitters Academy is a certified babysitter program for young adults ages 11 ½ to 15. The session offers potential babysitters instruction in baby care, first aid, CPR, fire safety, home security, child behavior, and accident prevention.

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

The program, offered by the Parent Education Department at Baystate Medical Center, costs $75. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 794-2229.