Registration for the 25th
session of York County’s award-winning Safety Town program, which teaches pre-kindergartners various aspects of life safety, begins Monday, May 6, at 8:15 a.m. for York County residents only
. Registration is available online (www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
) or in person at Parks and Recreation, 100 County Drive. Non-county residents may begin registering on Monday, May 13, 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.
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. Safety Town can accommodate 50 children per week.
Funding for Safety Town is provided by the generous contributions and sponsorships of area businesses, community agencies, civic organizations, County government, and individual citizens.
The schedule for the 25th
session of Safety Town is: Date Location
July 8-12 Yorktown Middle School
July 15-19 Yorktown Middle School
July 22-26 Yorktown Middle School
July 29-August 2 Waller Mill Elementary School
For more information about Safety Town registration, please call Parks and Recreation at (757) 890-3500 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
. For information about the program, please call (757) 890-3510.