Car Seat Safety
Child Passenger Safety, also known as car seat safety, is a critical component of your child’s safety every day. When traveling with your child in a vehicle it is the law in Connecticut to keep your child properly restrained in a car seat. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, road injuries are the leading cause of death to children in the United States. However, the correct use of a child safety seat can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71%. Unfortunately, only 1 out of 5 car seats in Connecticut is used properly.
Please consider taking your car and car seat to a fitting station or event – see www.ctsafekids.org for more information on upcoming car seat clinics!
The towns of Hebron, Vernon, Willimantic, Manchester and South Windsor all have car seat technicians (typically Police Officers) who can make sure that your car seat is installed correctly. Please visit http://www.ctsafekids.org/child-passenger-safety/find-fitting-station/ for more information!
The Coventry Early Childhood Center (CECC), located in the Hale Early Education Center (on the Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School campus) still has a couple of openings in the school day program (6 hours per day). There is generous financial assistance available. For example, if a family of 2 is earning less than $10,000 they will pay $200/year for the program. A family of 4 earning approximately $80,000 will pay $2400 for the same program. Please contact CECC for more information at 860-742-4550 or contact us.