CHILD CAR SEATS Program
New Child Car Seat California Law effective
January 2017, according to California Highway Patrol, “Children under 2
years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or
more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a
manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the
manufacturer of the car seat.”
Director/Marketing Director Megan Meadors, of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Mom & Dad Project,
announced Monday January 23rd a grant has been approved that will fund
a new Child Car Seat program that will provide parents and caregivers proper
seats at no charge.
Mom & Dad Project of the Bear
Valley Community Healthcare District (the local Big Bear Valley Hospital) applied
to California Kids’ Plates Program Child
Safety Equipment Distribution Request for Applications (RFA) in August 2016.
The grant purpose is to provide funding
that will offer up to 50 convertible car seats to help parents and
caregivers abide by the New Child Car
Seat California Law.
The Mom &
is currently the only agency in Big Bear Valley working to
provide the car seats, as well as safety information that is helpful to parents
of young children. The Mom & Dad Project’s Community
Educator/ Office Manager, Tina Wade, is
currently the only Child Passenger Safety Technician in Big Bear Valley
Manager Wade works with families
throughout the year, ensuring that their car seats are weight, height, and age
appropriate and safe for children. However
the current seats distributed by The Mom & Dad Project are
provided through a specific grant that only allows car seat distribution for
parents and caregivers that complete a series of Nurturing Parent Classes. The Mom & Dad Project also
partners with Loma Linda Safe Kids,
and California Highway Patrol to
provide a Car Seat Safety Event in
September 2016, however due to funding constraints the event is only held once
With this new grant from California Kids’ Plates Program Child Safety Equipment
The Mom & Dad Project will give
30 car seats to parents and caregivers that are currently in immediate need.
Mom & Dad Project will be
seats Wednesday February 1st at 1:00 P.M.
Again 10 seats will be given Tuesday March 7th
at 10:00 A.M.
the last date will be Thursday April 13th at 1:00 P.M. 10 more seats
will be provided.
seats will be available as first-come-first-serve. Sign-ups are required. To sign-up or for more
information, please contact Tina Wade at
More information is available at: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/KidsPlates.aspx
MOM & DAD Project is located in
the Brenda Boss facility, on the campus of Bear Valley Community Hospital
located at 41870 Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake, California