Starting today, ZCS Eagle Recreation and Enrichment will be offering Safety Town for 4 to 7-year-olds at Boone Meadow Elementary School.
Running through August 9, the first-ever event is a national safety education program for preschoolers and early elementary students. Children will learn about traffic safety, pedestrian safety, fire and water safety, stranger dangers, school bus safety, personal safety on playgrounds and in neighborhoods, and safety about prescription medications.
Julie Oakley, Safety Town director, said, “Children will participate in the child-size city as drivers of tricycles. We will have a traffic light, stop signs, rail road crossing, pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, etc. The hands on safety practice will remain with them throughout their early childhood years.”
Oakley contends that the experience is something that will stick with children past their earliest years.
“My own children participated in Safety Town years ago in Michigan,” she said. “They still remember the lessons they were taught and the fun they had at Safety Town.”
To register go the Summer Day Camps link on Eagle Rec tab on the ZCS main web site, cms.zcs.k12.in.us.