Materials & Helpful Resources..
BeSeatSmart provides a variety of education materials about child passenger safety. Download a PDF by clicking on the flyer images or links below.
Car Seat Programs
Car seats and Car Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Fitting Stations offer parents and caregivers free access to personal instruction from certified technicians on the proper selection and use of their car seats and booster seats. Fitting stations offer appointments during regular hours of operation at a permanent location. Fitting stations are currently operating in approximately 30 locations around the state. All fitting stations participate in the Vermont Discount car seat program.
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child safety seat inspections offer parents and caregivers free access to personal instruction from certified technicians on the proper selection and use of their car seats and booster seats. Inspections are "first come, first served" events and are offered throughout the state. Clinic dates and locations are listed on the Child Passenger Safety Inspection Calendar. All inspections participate in the Vermont Discount Car Seat Program.
Vermont Discount Car Seat Program
The Vermont Discount Car Seat Program provides education and instruction on child safety seat use and installation at fitting stations and hospitals statewide. The program also allows for distribution of reduced-cost car seats and booster seats to income-eligible families who meet program requirements. Income eligibility is determined by receipt of state or federal funds.
Special Health Care Needs
Have a child with special health care needs? Give us a call! Vermont has a number of special needs trained child passenger safety technicians. We’ll come to you, assess issues and offer a recommendation for the safest seating of all occupants of the vehicle. 1-(888) VMT-SEAT
Child passenger safety on buses is becoming an issue rising in public awareness. More and more parents and providers wonder about the safety of their children on the bus. Have a question? Call us – we’ll come to you, assess issues and offer a recommendation for the safest seating for all occupants of the vehicle. 1-(888) VMT-SEAT
Car seats 101 for parents, caregivers and providers
Ever wonder what the changing rules about car seats are right now? BeSeatSmart is pleased to offer a wide variety of training events to parents, caregivers and providers. We can provide small awareness classes, with a minimum 5 person registration, up to presenting national speakers to large audiences. Just let us know when you call, your group’s size and educational needs, we can tailor these training programs to fit your situation whatever it may be!
Booster & School Programs
The BeSeatSmart Program offers schools an easy way to get their students to take charge of their own safety in the car. This program is designed to introduce booster seats to kids who have been out of seats for a few years and show why seats are needed. Child passenger safety technicians come into the school and demonstrate fit and comfort with students. The program involves some preparation with the school nurse and can offer boosters at a reduced cost to parents.
Train the Trainer Programs – School Nurses & Head Start
We offer train the trainer presentations for school nurses and Head Start staff. Each of these presentations is targeted at the specific population each provider deals with. We offer easily downloaded materials for the entire program. This allows you to manage the program from the comfort of your desk, with a phone conversation for training. For more information, call 1-(888) VMT-SEAT.
Would you like to have a tabled presentation at a safety fair? We’d be pleased to come on out and talk car seats and vehicle safety! Call us at 1-(888) VMT-SEAT to schedule.
National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training - 5 day class flyers & applications
The BeSeatSmart Program offers a variety of training related to child passenger safety. The National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program is a 40-hour course offered several times throughout the year for child passenger safety advocates. Upon completion of this course, students are certified as child passenger safety technicians through the NHTSA and Safe Kids Worldwide. For more information about becoming a child passenger safety technician, please contact the BeSeatSmart Program at 1-(888) VMT-SEAT.
Transporting Children in Ambulances
BeSeatSmart is very lucky to have an instructor with a passion for pediatric ambulance safety. Call 1-(888) VMT-SEAT for information.
For more information on any of these programs, call us at 1-(888) VMT-SEAT.