IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL NDCF USERS:

Version 6.0 of the NDCF is currently live on the web. 

PDF/Paper Version 6.0 is now available. Click this link to access it.

To view the major changes, visit https://carseatcheckform.org/ndcf-version-6-updates.

All mobile apps should be updated now. Please visit your app store to download the new update, before doing a car seat check.  

New Dashboards are available with up to August data. 

If you have any issues, questions, or feedback, please email info@carseatcheckform.org.

NDCF Version 6 Updates

NDCF Version 6.0 Updates

General

Updated and regrouped resources on the top menu to help with flow and usability. Added a tab for data and dialed down communication options received from the field.

The NDCF is a secure, tiered-access car seat data collection and retrieval system.

Caregiver Information

  • Added language to encourage caregivers to check for vehicle recalls by visiting checktoprotect.org.
  • Added No Vehicle Present to vehicle information to support seat checks and car seat distribution in non-typical seat check settings.
  • Removed CPS from “What CPS Agency is Hosting” to avoid confusion for caregivers.
  • Changed “Training” to “Practice” in the state drop down menus to be more concise when technicians are practicing with the NDCF.
  • Added a way to identify who was entering information from the paper form into the NDCF web page.

Child

Overall, most changes were made to make the different systems consistent with terminology from the field and flow.

Child Information

  • Reversed the order of the height and weight fields to align with the national CPS Technician curriculum.
  • Added a question about the vehicle present.
  • Added “Other Source” to question 4, documenting how weight and height were collected.
  • Updated skip patterns to question 7. Added N/A to navigate past questions when vehicle is not present.

CS Findings On Arrival

Reordered harness questions to support the documentation on harness questions in situations where the car seat was uninstalled on arrival. Reordered questions 10 and 11.

  • Cleaned up response options for questions 10, 13 and 14 and added options based on past data collection. 
  • Changed all MFG to MFR.  

On Departure

  •  CS Uninstalled added to question 46 – Is the CS compatible with the vehicle?
    • Cleaned up response options for flow.
  • Changed question 47 to read: Child/CS Correct on Departure and removed All Corrections Made Prior to Departure to support seat checks that contained no errors.
  • Added additional discussion items to Technician Discussed field to document what was discussed with the caregiver. Added Vehicle Recall and Safe Sleep.

Caregiver Sign Off

  • No Changes.

iOS, Android, and Amazon Apps

  • Added the date a check was done on saved checks to make them easier to locate. 
  • Added a descriptor to the child on the apps to more easily decipher between multiple children. 
  • Agency should carry over from your previously selected agency. 
  • Changed, for better usability, button functionality throughout the app and on the signature page. 
  • Added some quality of life improvements to the form. For example, height and weight question automatically brings up the number pad on your phone instead of the entire keyboard.