Childhood Injury Prevention

Child Car Seat Checks and Installation Education

Free car seat safety checks and installation education is available for anyone who wants to ensure that their child’s car seat is safe. Checks will take place at Bright Beginnings for Kittitas County on Wednesday and Friday mornings with scheduled appointment.

  • Parking location provided
  • Translation services available

Contact Bright Beginnings Staff to schedule an appointment:

Family Educator: 509-899-7521
Health Services Specialist: 509-899-7524
Bright Beginnings for Kittitas County
220 E Helena Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Facts & Figures

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States.
  • In the U.S during 2013, 638 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 127,250 were injured.
  • Car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%, and to toddlers (aged 1-4 years) by 54% in passenger vehicles.
  • Booster seat use reduces the risk for serious injury by 45% for children aged 4-8 years when compared with seat belt use alone.

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