Child Passenger Safety

Car Seat Distribution and Child and Restraint System (C.A.R.S.)

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

9 Out of 10 Car Seats Are Used Incorrectly

Child Passenger Safety Specialists can answer questions regarding car seats through Child Care and Foster Care Provider Training, and Car Seat Distribution Classes.

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 to 8 year need a booster seat?

Attend a 90 minute session to receive a new child safety seat and receive instruction on proper use and installation. For qualifications for a car seat distribution class, please read through the eligibility guidelines below and call Sherburne County Public Health to arrange for an appointment. Call (763) 765-4111 for questions or schedule 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 (Sherburne County children who are on WIC or children on Medical Assistance program are automatically eligible; Non-resident children with a Minnesota PMAP medical assistance program (Blue Plus, Healthpartners, UCare) are eligible).

Child & 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 eight 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 eight 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 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.

2023 C.A.R.S. Training Schedule 

Contact Kris S (763) 765-4111 or email to register, inquire about class, or if class is full, ask to be put on waitlist. The class provided is $25 per participant.

We require enrollment within Develop database. Develop is free, and the website is where we complete your participation of the C.A.R.S. class. This will be important for your records: ** 

Apr. 13, 2023Thurs.1-4pmMaple
May 23, 2023Tues.1-4pmMaple
July 12, 2023Weds.6-9pmMaple
Aug 15, 2023Tues.9am-12pmMaple
Sept. 28, 2023Thurs.1-4pmMaple
Nov. 8, 2023Weds.6-9pmMaple
Dec. 19, 2023Tues.9am-12pmMaple

Click to register online for the Child and Restraint System Training class.