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Press Release: May 10, 2016
Habitot Children's Museum
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Marketing Manager: Toni Mikulka - Direct: (510) 647-1111 x17 toni@habitot.org
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Habitotís 16th Annual Safety Campaign Kicks Off

In Alameda on May 14th with Free Car Seat Checks

(Berkeley, CA) May 10, 2016

Habitot Childrenís Museum is kicking off its 16h Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, with a free car seat inspection event on Saturday, May 14th from 10am-12pm, at City Hall Parking Lot, 1555 Oak St., in Alameda. Following Car Seat Inspection dates at the same location and times are, July 23rd and September 17th.

Trained technicians will install a new, or inspect caregiversí existing car seats, for correct placement and safety. Offered with support from retired police officer, Bob Rollins, and the City of Alameda Police Department. 90% of car seats are installed incorrectly and children are at risk. Participants will receive a Free Family Guest Pass for Habitot admission. For more info visit Habitot.org. If you have questions, please e-mail: Rachel@Habitot.org. Habitot's Safety Campaign PDF

The car seat inspections are offered with the support of the Alameda Police Department, and local technicians from SafeKids California, California Highway Patrol, Alameda County Health, and other police departments and hospitals.

Coming in July will be a two-day safety fair, July 15-16, featuring experts and information booths on a wide range of safety topics relevant to families raising young children. Habitot admission will be free during the two days of the fair.

About Habitot Children's Museum

Habitotís mission is to help parents and caregivers raise curious, creative and confident children with hands-on exhibits and programs to focus exclusively on early childhood, ages 0-5. Habitot aims to reach all children with play via free admission days and in dedicated programs for children experiencing special needs, teen parents, formerly incarcerated mothers, children experiencing homelessness and children in the foster care system.

Since opening almost eighteen years ago in 1998, Habitot has welcomed over 1,100,000 visitors, filling a niche for new parents and caregivers who seek safe and enriching experiences for young children, with parenting support, a toy lending library, affordable music and art classes, immersive learning exhibits, a drop-in Art Studio, role playing centers.

Habitot Children's Museum has been recognized as the "best museum for families" by Bay Area Parent Magazine readers. In addition, Habitot's founder, Gina Moreland, has been honored with a Bay Area "Jefferson Award", and was the City of Berkeley's "Early Childhood Champion of the Year." Habitot received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. Annually since 2010, Habitot has been designated a "Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations. Habitot participates in the Association of Childrenís Museumís program, ďMuseumís For All,Ē which accepts EBT cards and ensures that all children may enjoy museums regardless of their income.

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111
www.habitot.org