Child Passenger Safety/Car Seats

Sherburne County Public Health wants to ensure that all children are traveling safely in vehicles.

Did you know that 9 out of 10 car seats are used INCORRECTLY?
Community Checkup Child Passenger Safety Specialists can answer questions regarding car seats through Child Care and Foster Care Provider Training, and Car Seat Distribution Classes.

Child and Restraint System (C.A.R.S) Classes

During the 2005 Special Legislative Session, legislators passed a law requiring all family and group child care, child care centers, child foster care, and other programs licensed by the Department of Human Services that serve a child or children under nine years of age must document training on child passenger restraint systems. Before a license holder, staff person, caregiver, or helper transports a child or children under the age of nine in a motor vehicle, the person transporting the child must satisfactorily complete training on the proper use and installation of child restraint systems in motor vehicles.

Training must be completed at orientation or initial training, and repeated at least every five years.

Sherburne County Public Health Child Passenger Safety Technicians are certified and approved by the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, to provide training. 

2018 Child and Restraint Systems (CARS) Class Schedule
held at Sherburne County Government Center in the Board Room
Monday February 12th 1pm-4pm
Tuesday March 27th 6pm-9pm
Thursday May 3rd 9am-12pm
Wednesday June 13th 1pm-4pm
Tuesday July 17th 6pm-9pm
Thursday August 30th 1pm-4pm
Thursday October 11th 9am-12pm
Wednesday November 28th 6pm-9pm
Wednesday December 19th 1pm-4pm

All training sessions are held in the Sherburne County Government Center Board Room

Class registration fee $25.00

****You must register to attend this training****
To register please call 763-765-4112 or 1-800-433-5237, or email Angel Hoag. Space is limited. You must register at least two days before the training.

Car Seat Distribution Classes

Reduced-Cost Car Seats:

  • Are you expecting a baby?
  • Is your infant growing out of the infant carrier seat?
  • Is your toddler growing out of the convertible seat?
  • Does your 4-8 year need a booster seat?

Attend a 90 minute class to receive a new child safety seat and receive instruction on proper use and installation.

Distribution classes are scheduled once monthly.

Call 1-800-433-5237 or 763-765-4000 to sign-up for the next class!

To see if you qualify for a car seat distribution class, please read through the eligibility guidelines below and call Sherburne County Public Health to arrange for an appointment.

Eligibility Requirements: Income eligible families who are residents of Sherburne County can receive car seats for a $20 suggested donation. Call to find out income guidelines (families who are on WIC or children on Medical Assistance are automatically eligible).

Health & Human Services Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Health & Human Services
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4000
Fax: 763-765-4096
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