School Programs: Programs can be brought to your school or group. To schedule a visit please call (714) 509-8887. Programs are provided at no cost.
Buckle Bear/Booster Bear (Grades Pre K-2)
Children will learn the safest way to ride in the vehicle through interaction with Buckle Bear. The importance of sitting in a booster seat on every trip will be discussed and shown through a video.
Germbusters (Grades Pre K-6)
Kids will become "GERMBUSTERS" when they learn how to protect themselves against germs when someone coughs or sneezes. Learn the importance of proper hand washing and figure out how easily germs are spread through a fun glitter experiment, book and video.
Healthy Habits (Grades K-6)
Through this program children will be encouraged to adopt healthy habits. The five basic food groups and the importance of eating balanced meals will be taught using an interactive activity.
Heads Up for Helmet Safety (Grades K-6)
Assembly format for students teaching the importance of wearing a helmet for all wheel-based sporting activities. Through a demonstration, students learn what can happen when they don’t wear a helmet.
Safe Sitter Program: Held at both CHOC in Orange and CHOC at Mission. To register please contact (714) 509-8887.
$45 per student. Classes offered during summer months with limited enrollment. Registration begins January 1 2013.
A seven-hour, nationally accredited childcare course for children ages 11-13. Students will learn how to care for infants through school-age children. Includes injury prevention and management, personal safety, babysitting as a business and basic lifesaving techniques.
Adult Programs: Programs can be brought to your community group. To schedule a visit please call (714) 509-8887. Programs are provided at no cost.
Home Safety Presentation
This program educates parents and caregivers about the dangers present in the home and how to prevent unintentional injuries. Through this presentation environmental changes and supervision will be addressed.
Child Passenger Safety Classes
During this class, a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will cover current California laws regarding restraining children and adults in the car. Each type of seat will be reviewed (from infant seats to booster seats) to help parents /caregivers choose the appropriate seat for their child. How to use and correctly install different types of seats using vehicle safety belts will be explained.
This program will discuss how to make feeding time a positive stress-free experience. Parents and caregivers will learn to understand what children are communicating so they can help them become healthier eaters.
Three Tragic Seconds: Drowning Prevention
In this class, parents learn about the problem of drowning: why it happens, where it happens, and how it happens. It presents four action steps to prevent drowning including: using layers of barrier protection, designating water watchers, learning CPR, and clearly communicating child supervision.
Parenting Programs: Programs are held at CHOC in Orange only. To register for a class or series please call (714) 509-8887. Call for current availability.
CPR for Family and Friends Class
Do you know what to do in an emergency? What if a child suddenly started to choke? Are you confident you know what to do? This 2-hour training is designed for those who wish to learn when to act and what to do in an emergency when dealing with family members or friends. It is not a replacement for workplace or credential programs, and as such does not teach the use of barrier devises. Those who successfully complete the course will be given a participation card not a CPR credential.
How to Reach Us
The Community Education department is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We're located near CHOC Hospital at 1201 West La Veta (CHOC West) Lower Level in Orange.
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Our staff is comprised of qualified educators whose primary focus is on childhood health and injury prevention.
Call us at (714) 509-8887. The phone has a 24-hour voice mail system for after-hours messages and class registration. Or you can email us at CommEd@choc.org.