Car Seat Program

Child Passenger Safety Program (Car Seat Program)

The purpose of this program is to provide needy families that fall under the low income status a child safety seat for their children.  This program is designed to reduce the infant mortality rate in regards to child passenger safety.

This program is being presented by a state funded grant referred to as a mini-grant geared toward child passenger safety. In order to obtain the child safety seat, one must take part in a child passenger safety class to obtain the necessary information to help them properly install their car seat.

Expectant parents can call their local participating health department to sign up for the class as soon as they learn of their pregnancy and have an estimated date of delivery.

It is important for parents to call before the baby is due; no car seats will be given on the “spot.”

The child safety seat class has to be completed before obtaining a seat. Courses are two hours long (this includes classroom time and seat install if taking a seat.)

Course Requirements:

  • Participants must receive government assistance or meet income eligibility requirements.
  • Must be a resident of the county offering the course.
  • Must participate in Car Seat education class with car seat installation portion during same visit.
  • Child and vehicle must be present during installation.
  • Individual taking the class must be child’s guardian/caregiver.
  • Pregnant participants must be 7 months pregnant or greater.