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Child Passenger Safety Classes

 

Safe Kids Maine conducts a variety of classes including Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Classes and Child Passenger Safety Technical Update Classes. Learn more about becoming a CPS Technician at www.cpsboard.org

 

National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program

Child Passenger Safety Technical Update Class

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Workshop

Transporting Children Safely in Child Care Class

Safety, Childproofing and Basic First Aid Class (includes a brief car seat component)

 


 

National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program

 

The overall goals for the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program are to:

  • Provide CPS Technicians with the technical skills and knowledge to correctly use and install car seats, booster seats and seat belts.
  • Equip Technicians to educate caregivers on how to properly select, use and install car seats and booster seats, and to know when to transition children to seat belts once booster seats are outgrown.
  • Certify Technicians as valuable resources in communities throughout the country.
  • Why become a CPST?

Tens of thousands of individuals have been certified as CPS Technicians and Technician Instructors since the certification program began in 1998. CPS Technicians put their knowledge and hard work to use teaching parents and caregivers how to properly protect their children in motor vehicles and provide “hands-on” assistance to properly use and install car seats, booster seats and seat belts. It is highly recommended that interested students attend a car seat inspection event prior to registering for the class to receive insight on what a CPS Technician does. Click here for the calendar of events.

Class Schedule

Dates Location Fee

No technician certification classes are scheduled at this time

   

 


 

Child Passenger Safety Technical Update Class

 

This course was designed to help certified CPS technicians and technicians-instructors stay up-to-date in the ever changing CPS environment and to earn valuable CEUs to use towards recertification.  Participants gain a clear understanding of difficult or often-misunderstood CPS topics, obtain updated or advanced information about changing CPS technology and to learn help correct the errors and misinformation commonly witnessed in the field.

 

Class Schedule

Date Location Fee
No technical update classes are scheduled at this time    

 

 


 

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Workshop

 

Awareness workshops are offered to groups, organizations and businesses to provide basic education about car seat safety. Workshops can be tailored to fit any schedule, ranging from a brief introduction in less than an hour to up to 3 hours long. The workshop fee varies depending upon length and location. Please contact us at safekidsmaine@tallpinesafety.org or (207) 899-9461 for more information.

 


 

Transporting Children Safely in Child Care Class

 

 

This four-hour class is designed to teach participants about the importance car seats and how to use car seats correctly for a variety of children. The class includes hands-on activities designed to build the confidence and skills necessary to transport children safely.

All Maine licensed child care facilities that transport children are required to take this class. It is strongly recommended that the class be repeated at least every two years.

Class Schedule

Date Location Fee

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Falmouth Fire-EMS

8 Bucknam Road

Falmouth, ME 04105

 

$50 per person

REGISTER HERE

 

If you are interested in hosting a class, please contact us at safekidsmaine@tallpinesafety.org or call (207) 899-9461 for more information.

 


 

Safety, Childproofing and Basic First Aid Class

(includes a brief car seat component)

 

Do you have or care for an older baby or child, or are you expecting a new baby? Is your child getting more active, curious, and into everything?

 

This class is for expectant parents and parents/caregivers of children 0-3 years old who are looking for important information about preventing injuries in the first 3 years of life.

 

In a partnership between Safe Kids Maine and Maine Medical Center, you will learn what injuries infants and toddlers are most at risk for, ways to prevent these injuries from happening, and how to handle them if they do.

 

Babies in arms are welcome!

 

$25 per person

Maine Medical Center, East Tower

22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102

 

For more information and to register:

www.mmcfamilybirth.org and click on 'Childbirth Education' or call 207-662-6132

 

Safety, Childproofing and Basic First Aid Flier

 


 

 

 

 

 

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