Kohl's Injury Prevention Program
The Kohl's Injury Prevention Program offers many programs to help parents keep their kids safe. Our programs and services include:
- Local car seat clinics by appointment in Dane County fire stations, scheduled through the Safe Kids Coalition and by phone at (608) 890-8999
- Presentations and classes to educate families on the best injury prevention practices
- Car seat education
- Safe sleep practices
- Back-over prevention
- Helmet and wheel safety
- Home safety
Injury Prevention Initiatives
- National Safe Kids Week
- Safe Kids Buckle Up
- Safe Kids Water Safety
- Safe Nursery Action Group
- Safety Town
- Walk Our Children to School Week
- School Traffic Safety | Learn more at Public Health Madison and Dane Co.
Injury Prevention Resources
- Babysitting Basics
- Battery Safety
- Bicycle Helmet Safety
- Carbon Monoxide Safety
- Childproofing Your Home
- Hidden Dangers: Furniture Tipovers
- Pedestrian and Walking Safety
- Skiing and Snowboarding Safety
Injury Prevention Tips
- Child Passenger Safety: Regardless of age, all passengers should use a seat belt when in a motor vehicle and pay attention to guidelines for the child's height, age and weight. For children ages 4 and older, who are less than 4 feet 9 inches tall and weigh less than 80 pounds, a booster seat is recommended.
- Bike/Helmet Safety: As your child starts to become steadier on his or her bike, wheeled-related injury may increase. To stay safe, kids need to learn safe behaviors. Wear a bike helmet every time you ride, and that includes you, too, mom and dad.
- Swimming Safety: While your child may be improving as a swimmer, swim lessons are never a substitute for supervision. Drowning and near-drowning can happen in only a matter of seconds. They typically occur when a child is left unattended or during a brief lapse in supervision.
- Fire Prevention: It's important to teach your child about the hazards of playing with matches and other flammable materials. Going over a fire escape plan can help your family prevent accidental injuries.
- Pedestrian Safety: It is important for your child to know how to cross streets safely. Pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 to 14.
- Poison Prevention: As children grow, they may spend more time without adult supervision. Protect your children by keeping harmful substances out of their sight and reach.
Kohl's Injury Prevention Program Funded by Gift from Kohl's Department Stores
The American Family Children's Hospital Kohl's Injury Prevention Program is made possible through the support of Kohl's Department Stores. Throughout the year, Kohl's sells special Kohl's Cares® merchandise, with 100 percent of the net profits from the sale of these items benefiting health and educational opportunities for children in the communities Kohl's serves. Learn more about Kohl's Cares®