The following are the programs.
Car Seat Installation Service
Did you know that more than 7 out of 10 car seats are incorrectly installed?
For only $25 your seat will be inspected by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
Each seat is routinely:
Call 407-521-4673 for a one-on-one appointment today!*
*Appointments are booked M-F at the Children’s Safety Village 910 Fairvilla Road Orlando, FL 32808. Arrangements can be made to meet within Orange County at a sheriff’s office substation. Free monthly car seat check events are also available, please check out our Events page, our Facebook page, SafeKids Orange County's page, or call for more information.
When Crashes Occur...
Most crashes occur close to home on roads with low speed limits. When used correctly, car seats can prevent injuries and save lives. Secure children properly every time they ride! Tragically, many children are not secured at all. Fire / Rescue and law enforcement personnel hear the excuses at accident scenes: "We were just a few minutes from home..." or "He was crying and wanted to be held..."
No excuse will bring them back. Crashes can happen to anyone - even you! Take the time to keep your children safe. For more information visit "SAFE KIDS BUCKLE UP" at www.safekids.org.
Our Technicians and Instructors teach various programs on and off property at the Children's Safety Village and are not always available on site. You can get your car seat checked by attending one of the checkpoints listed on our Events page, our Facebook page, SafeKids Orange County's page, or call for more information.
Children's Safety Village/SafeKids contacts for child passenger safety:
407-521-4673 ext 114
Which seat is right for your child?
» Infants until at least 2 years old and at least 20 pounds should be in a REAR-FACING CAR SEAT.
Infants must ride in the back seat facing the rear of the vehicle. This offers the best protection for your infant's head, neck, and spine. Recline the rear-facing seat to a 45 degree angle. If the seat doesn't want to stay angled, a firmly rolled towel under the seat may help. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that children remain rear-facing until at least their second birthday or to the rear-facing limit of their car seat.
» Kids over 2 years old and between 20 and 40 pounds can be in a FORWARD-FACING CAR SEAT.
Once your child has reached the rear-facing limits of their seat, they can ride in a forward-facing car seat. It is important that the seat's harness straps be fitted properly. Route the harness straps in slots above shoulder level. The harness clip should be at armpit level. Place the seat in the upright position and keep the harness straps snug.
» Kids between 40 and about 80 pounds (usually 4 to 8 years old) should be in BOOSTER SEATS.
A booster seat makes lap and shoulder belts fit correctly: low over hips and upper thighs, and snug over the shoulders. These seats must be used with both lap and shoulder belts (booster seats cannot be used where there is only a lap belt in the car) and children should continue to use them until they fit correctly using just the seat belt.
» Usually kids over 80 pounds and 8 years old can fit correctly in LAP / SHOULDER BELTS.
One way to tell if your child is ready is to check to see if their knees are bent at the edge of the seat without slouching. Never put shoulder belts under kids' arms or behind their backs. The vehicle safety belt was designed for a person that is 4’9” and around 80 pounds.
Before you hit the road take a minute to be sure your child is riding safely. Study your vehicle owner's manual and car seat instructions carefully.
School Field Trip Experience
Your school field trip experience at the Children’s Safety Village, starts in our "miniature city" known as the Children's Safety Village. Our child-size “village” is built on a nine acre site and includes nine miniature buildings with paved sidewalks and streets, a functioning traffic light and crosswalk signals, railroad crossing and lights, a fire safety house, and a water safety complex with an indoor pool.
CSV utilizes unique teaching concepts to provide children with a realistic approach to recognizing safety hazards found in their everyday life. “Active learning combined with multi-level experiences” is the educational philosophy that guides every aspect of our programs. Your students will learn how to practice safety through hands-on exercises, role-playing activities, and interactive techniques. Educational research has proven that children who experience safety education have significantly fewer accidents.
TELL ME and I'll forget,
SHOW ME and I may remember,
INVOLVE ME and I will understand!
CSV’s field trip experience is great for public and private schools, learning academies, faith-based organizations, home schools, childcare and day care centers, Head Start programs, after-school programs, Scout Troops, community and neighborhood centers.
CSV programs include: Bicycle and Helmet Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Water Safety, Fire Safety and Prevention, Dangerous Person Awareness, Internet Safety, and Poison Prevention. All programs collate with Florida Next Generation Standards.
To Book A Field Trip : Download and fill out a Field Trip Registration Request.
Fax completed form to 407-521-4676 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs are offered Monday- Friday, between 9:30 – 12:00. Field trip programs begin at 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. and are one hour and a half in length. Teachers should select two programs and group size should not exceed 65 students. Programs are subject to change without notice due to the availability of safety instructor.
Field Trip Fee: $5.00 per student
Chaperone Ratio: 1 free adult for every 10 students
We are dedicated to making your field trip visit better than ever! All our programs and demonstrations are interactive, hands-on and share important safety rules and information with students, parents, and teachers.
Fire Safety Hits Home for All Ages
The Fire Safety House at the Children's Safety Village looks so much like a real house, you might be tempted to ask who lives there...and, no, it isn't Sparky the fire dog. Although, he does make frequent trips here to teach fire safety.
The Fire Safety House was designed by well-known architect Dirk Arace with the idea of presenting fire safety hazards similar to those children might encounter in their own homes.
This comprehensive program includes a trip through the house complete with a tour of the living room, kitchen, and bedroom. Children learn methods of exit, how to avoid hazards such as the fireplace (this one actually works), pots on the kitchen stove, and space heaters, and how to "fall and crawl" in the event of smoke and fire.
Then comes the time to practice what you've learned. Artificial smoke is pumped in through the smoke generation system, smoke alarms go off, and doors become hot to the touch.
Participants are guided through the process by Orange County Fire Rescue Division Fire Life Safety Education Officers.
The tour ends at an outside meeting place by a child-size version of a public pay phone where everyone can practice dialing 911.
Children's Safety Village of Central Florida
You've heard "Stop, Drop, and Roll!" but did you know...
Get a free smoke alarm!
» Call today...
A smoke alarm is one of the simplest ways to avoid injury and death from fire.
Currently, the leading cause of structural fires in Florida is electrical fires. The majority of these are due to lightening. Therefore, there is very little warning.
In addition, fire is fast acting. Death from smoke inhalation can occur in two minutes. If a fire were to break out in a child's room and the nearest smoke detector was in the hall, by the time smoke reached the detector, it could already be too late.
The GOOD NEWS is there are programs to provide FREE smoke alarms for children's rooms. For further information, contact the following:
Orange County Fire Rescue Division
Seminole County Fire epartment
City of Orlando Fire Department
"Bicycles are Vehicles" - Laws and Procedures
How To Fit Helmet Brochure
» Florida Law Number 316.2065...All bike riders must:
» Florida Law Number 316.155(2) and 316.157(1)
The Children’s Safety Village currently uses the NetSmartz Workshop curriculum to promote internet safety. The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5-17 and parents & guardians.