Registration for the 26th
session of York County's award-winning Safety Town program, which teaches pre-kindergartners various aspects of life safety, begins Tuesday, May 5, at 8:15 a.m. for York County residents only
. Registration is available online www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
. Non-county residents may begin registering on Monday, May 11, space permitting.
Safety Town is open to children entering kindergarten in the fall. The cost is $35 for County residents; $50 for non-County residents. Online registration will be down for maintenance on Monday, May 4.
This summer program seeks to reduce childhood injury by introducing children entering kindergarten to basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. Set up to resemble a small-scale town with portable buildings, roads, and street signs, the "Safety Town" learning environment is used as a practice area for several safety lessons.
Each session lasts one week, running Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. All lessons and activities relate to a specific topic each day: Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Fire Safety, Home Safety, and Personal Safety. Parents accompany their children to Safety Town on Friday to attend a Safety Fair and Completion Ceremony. Each child receives a certificate, t-shirt, backpack, and a bicycle helmet. Due to the changing situation with COVID-19, the program may be modified. If the program is cancelled for any reason a full refund will be issued.
The schedule for the 26th
session of Safety Town is: Date Location
July 6-10 Mount Vernon Elementary School
July 13-17 Mount Vernon Elementary School
July 20-24 Mount Vernon Elementary School
July 27-31 Waller Mill Elementary School (Williamsburg)
For more information about Safety Town registration, please call Parks and Recreation at (757) 890-3500 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec