Somerset County Public Schools getting ready for car seat safety and back to school event

CRISFIELD, Md. – The new school year is quickly approaching which is why Somerset County Public Schools and the Judy Center have a program to prepare.

It’s the car seat safety check and a back-to-school event. There you’ll find some fun activities, lunch, and giveaways, and you can’t forget new school supplies for the new school year. School officials say nearly 4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly and so the goal of this is to help you use them properly.

“We are hoping that families will learn the importance of installing that car seat incorrectly, making sure their child is safely secured in their car so that they are safe in their cars,” says Karen Karten, the Early Childhood Supervisor of  Somerset County Public Schools.

When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit the school district noticed that car seats became a major issue. Officials were seeing kids come in not strapped in a car seat or not sitting in one at all.
The event will be held at the Crisfield Library on August 9th. Officials tell us what you can expect to see at the event.

“With my training, I learned the ages for each car seat and I actually teach the parent how to install it and uninstall it and how it should be hooked in on the child,” says Deona Henson, a Car Seat Safety Technician.

Car seats are available free of charge for families. If you need one contact the school at 410-651-1616 extension 10258. And if you haven’t already registered your children for the upcoming school year on their website.

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