Babysitters Academy to be held on July 29 at Baystate Mary Lane

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 9:00 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 $75 fee per student, then $30 for each additional family or group member. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required, by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 967-2488.