Children's Safety Village of Central Florida


The following are the programs.

International Safety Village Conference 2015

The Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida is honored and excited to be the host for the 2015 International Safety Village Conference. Please use the information below to help with conference cost hotel accommodation questions. There will be more detailed information to follow. We look forward to seeing you in November!


To attend, please download the attached conference bulletin and complete the registration form. The entire brochure packet can be found at the bottom of our home page under "DOWNLOAD FORMS AND BROCHURES".

Registration Deadline is October 3rd

Checks payable to: The Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida or CSV (ISVC in memo line)

Mail Checks & Form to:

The Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida

C/O Prashant Patel or Chelby Afrifa

910 Fairvilla Rd. Orlando FL 32808



ISV Host Committee-2015

Water Safety

Pool  Safety Expert

** NEW ** See video from our last Water Safety event at the village here:


Download Brochure
Pool Safety Brochure

Contact the Children's Safety Village for a Pool Safety Expert as your next guest speaker!! Geoff Dawson, is the owner of The Pool Safety Resource and author of the book by the same name. Learn all you need to know about keeping your family safe around water.


Millions of Americans enjoy the benefits of exercise and relaxation provided by a home swimming pool.  However, a study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission demonstrates the need for special care to avoid drowning and other serious injuries - particularly to young  children.

Millions of Americans enjoy the benefits of exercise and relaxation provided by a home swimming pool.  However, a study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission demonstrates the need for special care to avoid drowning and other serious injuries - particularly to young  children.

Check the following safety features to make sure your pool meets the test.




  • There should be a fence on all four sides of the pool.
  • The fence should be at least 4 feet high.
  • No vertical opening in the fence should be more than 4 inches wide.
  • The fence should be constructed so that young children cannot climb it.
  • The fence should allow a clear view of the pool from the house.


  • The gate should be self-closing.
  • The gate should be 4 ft. high and have a self-locking mechanism at 54" in proper working order.
  • The gate latching mechanism should be out of reach of young children.


  • All exit doors from the house to the pool should have a lock at least 54 inches above the ground and be routinely kept locked.


  • Steps leading to an above-ground pool should be removed when the pool is not in use.


  • All exit doors from the house to the pool should have a lock at least 54 inches above the ground and be routinely kept locked.


  • Young children should never be left alone in or around the pool.  They should always be supervised by an adult.
  • Babysitters and guardians should always be instructed about potential hazards to young children in and around the pool.
  • Caretakers should never rely on flotation devices or swimming lessons to protect a child.  Supervise young children at all times.
  • During pool parties, designate a "water watcher".


  • Keep a phone at poolside.
  • If your child is missing, check the pool first.
  • Parents, guardians, and babysitters should know how to  institute CPR or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation immediately and how to call for emergency personnel.
  • Periodically review your pool safety systems for defects and appropriateness,


  • Talk to your children about pool safety.
  • Post pool rules and follow them consistently.
  • Teach infants and young children to swim.


  • Layer your protection so that if one part fails, there is always a back up. (See figure at right)..

Swim Lessons now at the Children's Safety Village


 The Children’s Safety Village is proud to announce our partnership with the Lane 4 Swim School in order to provide swimming lessons to our community.

For pricing and class dates, please feel free to visit them at:

or contact Jillian at


Car Seat/Child Passenger Safety

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:

  •  checked for manufacturer recalls
  •  adjusted for proper fit to your child
  •  you will be taught how to correctly install the seat and make as needed adjustments as your child grows

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

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:

Carrisa Johns
CPS Tech/Instructor
407-521-4673 ext 114

Carol Mazzocco
CPS Tech/Instructor

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.

  • Never place a rear-facing infant in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger air bag (unless you have a manual cut-off switch and have turned it off!). The back seat is the safest place for kids of any age.
  • Send in the car seat registration card to be notified in case your car seat is recalled. If you have any questions call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline (888-DASH-2DOT).
  • Replace any car seat that has been involved in a crash.
  • Route the safety belt correctly through the car seat.
  • Correctly buckle the car seat into the vehicle using either the seat belt or the lower anchors of the LATCH system.
  • Get a tight fit -- the seat should not move more than one inch from side to side or toward the front of the vehicle.
  • Check your vehicle owner's manual to see if you need a locking clip. Not all safety belts will secure your car seat without it.

Field Trips to the Village

School Field Trip Experience

Download Brochure
Children’s Safety Village Field Trip Brochure
School Field Trip Reservation Request Form

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.

Safety Facts

  • Florida leads the nation in drowning, more than three times the national average.
  • Children start 70% of all fires resulting in the death of a child.
  • Every minute, four children are brain damaged as a result of a bicycle accident.
  • Children under five and adolescents between the ages of 15-24 have the highest drowning rates.

Registration Information

To Book A Field Trip : Download and fill out a Field Trip Registration Request.

Fax completed form to 407-521-4676 or email to

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

Educator’s Guide

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.

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