Safe Kids coalitions conduct transportation safety educational programs at Head Start centers across the county on child pedestrian, school bus, bike and passenger safety.
Participating coalitions receive materials and funding to train Head Start instructors who in turn train the parents and caregivers. Instructors also host car seat checkup events for the families and caregivers of the Head Start center students.
This grant is a collaborative initiative with the Safe Kids Buckle Up program. A national partnership between Safe Kids Worldwide and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) was established in 2011.
In 2011, Safe Kids provided 100 grants to coalitions to educate instructors at Head Start centers about child pedestrian, school bus and passenger safety. Participating coalitions received materials and a grant to train Head Start instructors and host a car seat checkup event for the families and caregivers of Head Start center students.