A Positive Youth Development Program of Newtown Youth & Family Services
Newtown Youth & Family Services’ Safety Town program is a one-week interactive safety education program developed to teach rising kindergartners 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.
Each day will include 1 hour of swim and water safety at the Newtown Community Center.
Cost: $135 per child.
Financial assistance is available.
Safety Town is a one week program. You have three weeks to choose from.
Week 1: June 14 - June 18
Week 2: June 21 - June 25
Week 3: June 28 - July 2
9:00 am to 1:15 pm, rain or shine.
9:00am - Drop off at NYFS
9:00 - 11:30am - Classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, activities and games at NYFS. Each day will feature a different group of specials guests from agencies like Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue, Newtown Police Department and more!
All safety topics will be taught in collaboration with local community and health agencies.
11:30am - Lunch (campers must bring their own lunch)
Transportation to Newtown Community Center
12:00-1:00pm - Swim and water safety at Newtown Community Center Transportation back to NYFS.
1:15pm - Pick up at NYFS
A graduation ceremony is held the Friday of each session. Parents and relatives are invited and encouraged to attend this ceremony.
NYFS & Newtown Community Center
Drop off and pick up is at NYFS, 15 Berkshire Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482
If you have any questions please contact Chelsea Preneta at CPreneta@newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org or (203) 270-4335.