Tools for Parents

As a parent, finding experts and sources to help you keep your children safe from injury is mission critical. As Southwest Florida’s only Safe Kids coalition and the leading authority on childhood safety and injury prevention, Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties provides the most up-to-date information on safety recommendations, product recalls and events in your area.

At home, on the way and at play, the Safe Kids Parent Center from Safe Kids Worldwide is your go-to source for how-to tips, safety checklists, must-have products and how-to videos to help make your child’s environment as safe as possible.


Experts you can trust
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, there is someone looking out for the best interest of children and families - Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties brings the experts directly to you! At community events, health fairs, in the schools and at play, the injury prevention specialists from Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties can be found inspecting car seats, fitting bike helmets, providing tips for drowning prevention, sharing resources on product recalls, handing out smoke alarms and much more. Through community outreach, Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties stretches into the five-county region of Southwest Florida, reaching families in both urban and rural settings with information on how to best protect their children.

Parenting Classes
Be the best parent possible! Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida offer free specialized parenting classes to teach new parents how to focus on their strengths and set appropriate expectations for their children. Classes are held monthly and are available to all interested parents and families. The Parenting Classes help parents to learn, understand and implement the “building blocks” for strong child development. Golisano Children’s Hospital Parenting Classes are made possible through the generosity of the Prendergast Family Endowment Fund. For more information call 239-939-2808.

For a list of upcoming events, visit our calendar, call 239-343-6199 or e-mail info@safekidsleecollier.org.

Baby Care & Car Seat Safety This is a one-time class for expectant parents. The class will assist parents in becoming more comfortable and confident in their parenting role following the birth of their baby. This class also teaches parents how to properly use and install child restraints. There is a small fee to attend this class. For more information call 239-343-5101.

Pediatric CPR & First Aid This course teaches caregivers to respond and manage illnesses in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers infant/child CPR and First Aid Basics. There is a small fee to attend this class as you leave with a Heartsaver certification through American Heart Association. For more information call 239-343-5101.
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Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
9981 S. HealthPark Dr., Suite 456, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: 239-343-6199 • Fax: 239-343-6492 • info@safekidsleecollier.org