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Howland Township Safety Town

Summer 2016

             Sponsored by the Howland Fire Department                       

Safety Town is a free popular educational program for Howland children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016.

The program will be held Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10th at Howland Springs Elementary School.

Every year Howland Township is proud to sponsor Safety Town.  Safety Town is a child accident and prevention program designed for children ages 4-6. Its goal is to introduce safety awareness and preventive procedures to preschool children to help keep them safe from potentially harmfull situations. It is not a new idea; in fact, it started over 50 years ago as a pedestrian safety program. Over the years it has expanded to include additional safety issues that children face today. There are currently over 800 Safety Town programs being offered worldwide.

This unique 15 hour course offers learning inside and outside of the classroom under the guidance of a teacher, fire-fighter, police officer, and other trained volunteers. It also provides the children with an opportunity to re-enact real life situations in many safety areas including pedestrian, school bus, seat belt, pet, fire, water, poison, bike, gun, playground and how to deal with strangers.

Each day at Safety Town there is a specific theme. Each theme has its own lessons that help the children learn in a way that they can relate to and understand. The children learn songs that help them remember their new safety tips. They also role-play and do crafts that help reinforce what they are being taught. The program is further enriched and exciting for the children because they get a close look at a police cruiser, ambulance, fire truck and a school bus. There is never a dull moment at Safety Town!

The children all are encouraged to learn their name, address and phone number if they do not already know them. Also as an additional safety feature, all children are finger printed.