Newtown Youth & Family Services’ Safety Town program is a one-week interactive safety education program developed to teach rising kindergarteners important life-saving lessons on strangers, traffic, fire, pedestrian, poison, drug, playground, bus and water safety. This program began in 2013 and is a replica of the nationally recognized program founded in 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio by policeman Fred Boals.
Safety Town combines classroom instruction and the use of a miniature town designed to provide a complete hands-on experience. The miniature town has a fire house, police station, library, and even features the historic Newtown, CT flag pole. Within this town, there are working traffic lights, crosswalks, bicycle lanes and signs which create an environment for children to practice what they have learned through constructive play.
Cost: $95 per child.
Financial assistance is available. Contact NYFS at 203-270-4335 for more information.
Safety Town is a one week program. You have three weeks to pick from.
Week 1: July 8 - July 12
Week 2: July 15 - July 19
Week 3: July 22 - July 26
Classes are held daily, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, rain or shine, and a snack is provided each day.
A graduation ceremony is held the Friday of each session. Parents and relatives are invited and encouraged to attend this ceremony.
If you have any questions please contact Susan Smith at SSmith@NewtownYouthandFamilyServices.org or (203) 270-4335.