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Free Babysitting Course

Babysitting is a big responsibility. Training will give a tremendous amount of knowledge and confidence for those entering this form of work. The Women’s Community Committee (WCC) is sponsoring a FREE babysitting course for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Norwood students offering valuable information before they take on this important job.

The one-week course will be held Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Coakley Middle School.

 To register, forms are available at the Coakley Middle School, the Morrill Memorial Library, and the WCC Thrift Shop, 1091 Washington St., South Norwood. Thrift Shop retail hours are Wednesdays 6-8:00 p.m., Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 According to WCC Educational Committee Chairperson Helen Wyche, presenters at the annual babysitting course will include the Norwood Police Department’s safety officer, a fire fighter, a registered nurse, a professional babysitter, a nursery school teacher, and a librarian.  

Certificates from the WCC (an all-volunteer, non-profit community service organization) and from the Massachusetts Extension 4H will be given to students who complete the course.