Greenwich Safety Town is a comprehensive safety education program introducing awareness and prevention skills for youngsters entering a traditional kindergarten program.
Topics covered in Safety Town include automobile, pedestrian, fire, bike, gun, animal, playground and water safety, along with information about medicines and poisons and, traveling on trains and buses, stranger awareness and more.
Under the guidance of ten classroom teachers, police officers, firefighters, EMS and other community helpers, children will be taught in an indoor classroom setting as well as on a specially designed kid-sized “Safety Town” virtual town.
Each child is fitted with their own bike safety helmet that they use for the week and then take home to keep. They will ride pedal cars and walk and “shop” through the town complete with buildings, crosswalks, sidewalks, street markings. They also tour an ambulance, fire truck and school bus.
Children must be eligible to enter a kindergarten program in the Fall of 2015.
At Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich.
Register at American Red Cross “My Safety Town.”