Baystate Medical Center hosts “Baysitters Academy” in Holyoke

Hampden County

A local hospital is helping young adults prepare for diaper duty. 

Baystate Medical Center held a “Babysitters Academy” in Holyoke Saturday.

The babysitting program was for people between the ages of 11 to 15 and showed them everything from first aid and CPR, to how to prevent accidents.

Babysitters Academy is a one-day certified babysitter program for young adults ages 11 to 15. The session teaches potential babysitters lessons in baby care, first aid, CPR and accident prevention among other things.

Participants received a graduation certificate after completing the course. 

The program is offered by the Parent Education Department at Baystate.

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