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Safe Kids Greater Augusta

Safe Kids Greater Augusta

Safe Kids Greater Augusta, a childhood accident prevention program and affiliate of Safe Kids Worldwide, works to protect local children and has a real impact on our community.

Established in 2002 and led by Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the nonprofit community coalition serves Richmond and Columbia counties and reaches out to other communities when possible. We also promote legislation to protect children, provide safety equipment to members of the community at little or no costs and offer a variety of programs to reduce childhood death and injury.

Safe Kids Greater Augusta

Safe Kids Greater Augusta, a childhood accident prevention program and affiliate of Safe Kids Worldwide, works to protect local children and has a real impact on our community.

Established in 2002 and led by Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the nonprofit community coalition serves Richmond and Columbia counties and reaches out to other communities when possible. We also promote legislation to protect children, provide safety equipment to members of the community at little or no costs and offer a variety of programs to reduce childhood death and injury.

Program topics include:

In addition, we cover the following safety topics:

  • Bike helmets
  • Water safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Poison prevention
  • Accidental shootings
  • Fire prevention
  • Fall prevention
  • Sleep safety

Registering for classes online is the easiest way to ensure that you will have a spot in your selected class. However, if you would like to pay by cash or money order please call 706-721-7606.

Car Seat Inspection Stations:

  • 2nd Wednesday of the month at Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Call 706-541-3970.
  • SafeKids call 706-721-7606 to schedule an appointment.
  • For more information or to schedule a group program, contact safekids@augusta.edu or call 706-721-7606.

Many people are not using their car seats properly. And every year thousands of children die or suffer injuries due to the improper use of car seats and restraints. This 2-hour program will teach you the proper selection, use, installation and progression of car and booster seats for infants, toddlers and children not yet ready to use adult seat belts, or those under 4’ 9” tall. The program is based on best practice guidelines. Safe Kids Greater Augusta also provides car or booster seats to families who meet financial need guidelines when available. Please arrange for childcare if possible, as it is a 2 hour class and little ones like to be active and will distract other participants.

  • Classes are taught by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians from Safe Kids Greater Augusta
  • Class size is limited, to register call 706-721-7606 or click here.

Classes are taught by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians from Safe Kids Greater Augusta.

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Education Only:

  • Registration fee for attending the class is $10
  • Distribution Program: - for families meeting financial criteria
  • Upon completion of the class you will receive a voucher to redeem the car seat at one of our Child Safety Seat Inspections.

Three out of four families nation wide are not using their child’s car seat or booster seat correctly, and this can have dangerous consequences. Thanks to Safe Kids Greater Augusta, you can schedule an appointment to have the installation and use of your car seat checked by a certified child passenger safety technician at the following locations:

Safe Kids Greater Augusta
1225 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
Appointments Required. Call 706-721-7606.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Substation
650 Ronald Reagan Drive
Evans, GA
Second Wednesday of each month by appointment only. Call 706-541-3970.

Presented by Safe Kids Greater Augusta

Cribs for Kids® is a safe-sleep education program to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. Instructors will teach caregivers how to provide a safe sleep environment and what dangers to eliminate.

Families who can demonstrate a financial need (Medicare, Peachcare or WICC) and are at least 6 months pregnant will receive a Pack-n-Play for a fee of $10 per registered child. (Age restriction is limited to the child being no older than 6 months or less than 20 lbs.)

Class size is limited and registration is required
For more information or to register call 706-721-7606 or click here.

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Safe Sitter® is the only national nonprofit training program exclusively devoted to preparing young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether babysitting, sibling sitting or home alone.

The Safe Sitter® curriculum is designed exclusively for young teens in grades 6 – 8, and covers the following areas: safety skills, childcare skills, CPR, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business skills. Safe Sitter® courses are instructor-led and interactive, with hands-on demonstrations and skills practice using soft-bodied dolls and medical manikins.

Instructors also cover child development, age-appropriate activities and the business aspects of babysitting. For more information or to check on space availability call 706-721-7606.

Course fee: $40.00

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To learn more about the Safe Sitter program visit www.safesitter.org.

Babies are safest when placed to sleep on their backs in an uncluttered crib or bassinet.  Items such as blankets, pillows, bumpers, stuffed animals or care items can be a significant risk to infants.  NEVER place an infant to sleep on an adult bed, couch, pillow or other soft surface.

Sleep sacks are a safer alternative to blankets.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics infants should only be placed to sleep on their backs, NEVER on their side or stomach. This includes naps as well as night time sleeping.

Tummy time is important for development but should always be directly supervised by a responsible adult.

For more information, attend our monthly Cribs for Kids class.

Is your baby's crib safe?

Stork Craft announced a recall on more then 1 million cribs manufactured between January 1993 and October 2009. Check the details at the Consumer Product Safety Commission

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