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At CHOC, we are committed to taking a leadership role in ensuring the health and well-being of children and their families living in Orange County. We offer award winning programs and services that promote health and well-being to children as they grow from birth through childhood and adolescence to adulthood.

Education Classes

The community education department offers a variety of classes and programs designed to keep you and your little ones safe including:

  • School programs which can be brought to your school or group at no cost.
  • Safe Sitter, a nationally accredited childcare course
  • Child Passenger Safety Classes
  • Three Tragic Seconds Drowning Prevention Program
  • CPR for Family and Friends

Click here for detailed information about the classes we offer.

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Safety Center

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1-14 in the United States. CHOC Child Passenger Safety classes cover California Law on restraining children in the car, best practices, how to select an appropriate seat for your child, and what you need to know to use and install your child restraint correctly. Learn more.
There are probably few things more important to you than your child's health and well-being. But even though you may try your best to keep your child healthy and safe, it is not always easy to know exactly what to do, especially when your child is injured. Learn more.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children ages 14 and under, according to the National SAFE KIDS campaign. Although this death rate has declined over the years, children remain at risk for unintentional injury-related death and disability. Unfortunately, one in every four children each year suffers injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention.
Forty percent of unintentional injuries occur in and around the home. The good news is that most of these injuries can be prevented. Download the Tip Sheet.
Children should wear a helmet while they are riding on their bikes, scooters, skateboards or in-line skates. Helmets protect the head and brain from getting hurt. They are like “seatbelts” for your head. Download the Tip Sheet.
You can help your children learn to be safe and secure. Keep open communication with your child. Ask your child how things are going every day. Download the Tip Sheet.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant under one year of age, usually during periods of sleep. It is the leading cause of death for infants between 1 and 12 months of age. Download the Tip Sheet.
Children and water can be a fatal combination. Drowning is a quick, silent event. The good news is, this does not have to happen to your child! Learn more.

Directions and Contact Information

The Community Education department and Family Resource Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We’re located near CHOC Hospital at the Ambulatory Care Center in Orange.

1201 West La Veta (CHOC West) | Orange, CA 92868

Phone: (714) 509-8887
The phone has a 24-hour voice mail system for after-hours messages and class registration.

Get a printable map of the CHOC campus in Orange: English | Spanish
(We are located in Bldg #2. Park in the area labeled #3.)

Our staff is comprised of qualified educators whose primary focus is on childhood health and injury prevention.

Health and Wellness Tips

Negative body image is found in children of all ages, shapes and sizes! Download the Tip Sheet.
Get tips on healthy eating for your child.
By the end of elementary school children have seen over 110,000 acts of violence.
Both children and adults need to practice good sun protection behavior. Sunscreen should be worn while outside at all times.
The most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands!
Children under the age of 5 are less able to fight off these germs if they do not receive their shots.

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