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New Episode Alert: Early Childhood Chats with Amber Rollins

We are thrilled to announce a brand new episode of Early Childhood Chats, and this one is quite timely as we discuss hot car safety on these sweltering summer days. Join us as we sit down with the passionate and dedicated Amber Rollins, Director of Kids and Car Safety, for an insightful and thought-provoking discussion on the crucial aspects of vehicle safety for children and pets.

Meet Amber Rollins

Amber Rollins is a renowned expert in the field of injury prevention. She is the Director of Kids and Car Safety and has been with the organization since 2005. With a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas, Amber's career began at Community LINC in Kansas City, MO, where she worked to end homelessness, impact poverty, and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for families. Her passion for advocacy, inspired by her sister, has driven her to support the disabled and champion animal welfare.

In her role at Kids and Car Safety, Amber manages national public safety campaigns, coordinates the national family advocate program, conducts media relations, and maintains a unique national data system on nontraffic incidents. Her efforts have been instrumental in passing legislation and raising awareness about vehicle-related dangers that occur off public roadways.

What to Expect in This Episode

In this episode of the Early Childhood Chats podcast, host Andy Roszak interviews Amber Rollins from Kids and Car Safety. Amber shares her journey and what inspired her to pursue a career in injury prevention. She delves into the biggest challenges she faces in her role and highlights key public safety campaigns and major projects that Kids and Car Safety manages.

Amber explains how the organization collects and analyzes data on nontraffic incidents, emphasizing the importance of this data in driving policy change and product redesign. She also shares success stories where Kids and Car Safety’s efforts have led to tangible safety improvements for children and pets.

Additionally, Amber provides valuable advice for parents to keep their children safe in and around vehicles and outlines the most pressing vehicle-related dangers that need more public awareness.

Why You Should Tune In

This episode is a must-listen for parents, educators, and anyone passionate about the safety and well-being of children and pets. Amber Rollins' expertise, combined with her practical advice and inspiring insights, will leave you feeling informed and empowered to make a difference in the lives of those you care about.

How to Listen

Please go to our website to tune in to the latest episode of Early Childhood Chats on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review to help us reach more listeners who can benefit from these valuable conversations.

Join the Conversation

We love hearing from our listeners! After you’ve listened to the episode, join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #EarlyChildhoodChats or tag The Institute for Childhood Preparedness. Share your thoughts, ask questions, and connect with other passionate individuals who are committed to fostering the best possible outcomes for young children.


Thank you for being a part of our community and for your dedication to early childhood education. We hope you enjoy this enriching episode with Amber Rollins, and we look forward to bringing you more inspiring content in the future.

If you would like to learn more about Amber’s work, please visit Kids and Car Safety.

To learn more about the important data and reports that drive their initiatives, check out the latest NHTSA report on nontraffic incidents and their impact on vehicle safety for children and pets. Together, we can make a difference!


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