Navigating car seat safety, recommendations and staying up to date can feel like a full time job! At Valley Child Care & Learning Center, we are not certified car seat technicians but we are passionate about your family’s safety. Currently there are multiple car seat trade in events going on at major retailers like Walmart and Target, we’ve put together some resources for you to navigate these events feeling empowered in your choice for your child’s next car seat!

car seat safety phoenix

Did you know…


of car seats are estimated to be installed INCORRECTLY!

Car seats have expiration dates for recommended use


most car seats expire after six years!

(to find your car seat’s expiration date, locate the manufacturer’s sticker usually located on the side or the bottom of the seat.)

For parents in Arizona, there are many helpful resources to take advantage of when ensuring car seat safety!

  • Phoenix Fire Department provides FREE consultations for families that ensure car seats are fitted and installed correctly. (To take advantage of this incredible service you must make an appointment via their website.)

  • FREE car seat inspections are also available to families that use AAA, visit their website to find a participating office near you!

  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital offers a variety of incredible supports and resources to families in Phoenix, including car seat safety classes! To enroll in the next class, be sure to visit their website! Also check out their app, “Car Seat Helper” in the Itunes store and Google Play store (available in english and spanish) for information on car seat safety and help buying your next car seat!

Before you jump in your car for your next road trip or go about your daily routines like driving to preschool, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re up to date on car seat safety laws. Unlike other states, in Arizona car seat safety laws include texting while driving, rear facing car seats and booster seats! Safe Kids provides an extensive and helpful guide to reviewing car seat safety laws for your state and updates this list quarterly to ensure you are always provided with the most current and safe information!

car seat safety phoenix

Whether you’re shopping for the very first car seat that your little one will ride home from the hospital in or sizing up to a convertible seat they’ll use for the next few years, there’s a chance you’ll find yourself in the car seat aisle feeling overwhelmed with car seat safety ratings. Be sure to check out Consumer Reports! You’ll find an extensive guide with current options, price comparisons from different retailers and any recall information!

What resources do you use when purchasing a new car seat?

About Valley Child Care & Learning Center…

Established in 1967, Valley Child Care and Learning Center has continuously led the childcare, daycare, and preschool industry in Phoenix, Arizona. Our founder and Grandfather, Paul Emch, began with a simple mission to “provide tender loving care and education to each child.” Paul’s legacy lives on as we continue to uphold his original values and have grown to a well-established name in the Phoenix community. Today, we provide care for nearly 1,900 infants, toddlers, and preschool age children at a total of nine programs. Our convenient locations include North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Anthem, Surprise, El Mirage, Chandler, South Phoenix, and Tempe! At each of our program locations, you will find qualified staff eager to join us in ensuring children are receiving the highest quality care alongside a complete preschool experience. Upon graduation from our program, your child will be equipped to succeed in Kindergarten, and beyond!

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car seat safety phoenix
car seat safety phoenix
car seat safety phoenix