Child Passenger Safety For Drivers

This is a car seat, booster seat, and seat belt basics workshop for program staff, drivers, volunteers, and care providers who transport children. Everyone involved in transporting children can play a part in keeping children safe in the car. This 2-3 hour on-demand workshop will guide you through the basics of child passenger safety, including:

  • The importance of child passenger safety

  • How to choose an appropriate seat

  • How to buckle a child into a seat

  • Proper car seat and booster seat installation

  • When and how to get more help

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Learn how to transport children safely.

FAQs

  • Do you offer discounts to organizations or when purchased in quantity?

    Yes! If you are a larger organization that serves children and families and would like to offer this workshop to your staff or volunteers, please contact us at info@cpsac.org to discuss volume pricing discounts.

  • Is this a certification course?

    No, this workshop does not provide certification but participants will receive a record of completion via email. This workshop provides an overview of car seat and booster seat basics, but does not certify a person to provide the services of a Child Passenger Safety Technician.

  • How is this different from Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) training?

    This 2-3 hour workshop covers child passenger safety basics, and is completed at a participant's own pace. It provides general knowledge and information. CPST training involves extensive in-class and hands-on support, and is taught over 3 days.

  • How long does this workshop take to complete?

    Most participants will complete this workshop in 2-3 hours. It does not need to be completed all at once. Participants go at their own pace, and can save their work and come back to it later.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to the workshop!

    • Attitudes and Confidence about Child Passenger Safety

    • Pre-Workshop Survey

    • Workshop resources

  • 2

    Module 1: Why is child passenger safety important?

    • Why is child passenger safety important?

    • Knowledge check instructions

    • Module 1: Knowledge check

  • 3

    Module 2: Stages of seats

    • Stages of seats

    • How does a rear-facing seat work?

    • Stages of seats

    • Module 2: Knowledge check

  • 4

    Module 3: Manuals

    • Manuals

    • Activity: Getting to know car seat manuals

    • Download: Getting to know car seat manuals

    • Module 3: Knowledge check

  • 5

    Module 4: Car seat parts

    • Car seat parts

    • Identifying parts on different types of car seats

    • Car seat parts

    • Module 4: Knowledge check

  • 6

    Module 5: Is this seat safe to use?

    • Is this seat safe to use?

    • Module 5: Knowledge check

  • 7

    Module 6: Seat selection

    • Seat selection

    • Module 6: Knowledge check

  • 8

    Module 7: Buckling the child

    • Buckling the child

    • Tightening and loosening a harness

    • Buckling the child

    • Ages and stages: downloadable resources

    • Buckling the Child: Video

    • Module 7: Knowledge check

  • 9

    Module 8: Installation

    • Installation

    • Types of UAS connectors

    • Installation

    • Module 8: Knowledge check

  • 10

    Module 9: Best practice and laws

    • Best practice and laws

    • Provincial and territorial law summary

    • Where to find additional help and resources

    • Module 9: Knowledge check

  • 11

    Module 10: Seat overviews

    • Video tour overviews of common seats in use by social service organizations

    • Seat Overview: Evenflo LiteMax (RFO)

    • Seat Overview: Evenflo SureRide / Titan 65 (Convertible)

    • Seat Overview: Evenflo Big Kid Amp (Booster)

  • 12

    Final Assessment

    • Final Assessment Instructions

    • Confirm your knowledge

  • 13

    Wrap up: What happens next?

    • Wrap up: What happens next?

    • Wrap up: Attitudes and Confidence about Child Passenger Safety

    • Wrap up: Post-Workshop Survey

Safety is our middle name.

Our mission is to provide Canadians with the skills and knowledge to safely transport children. We are leaders in Canadian child passenger safety through education and advocacy.

  • Evidence-based curriculum

    Our curriculum is focused on best practice

  • Comprehensive resource library

    Access to downloadable resources

  • Work at your own pace

    Ongoing assessment to check your knowledge

Developed by the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada, with the generous support of Child Safety Link, a program of the IWK Health Centre, in Halifax, NS.
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