Safety Town Ojai Valley- June 25-29, 2018
Through movies, songs, and guest visits, the Safety Town program trains children to evaluate “safe” from “unsafe.” Under the guidance of volunteer youth instructors and credentialed teachers, children (Ages 4- Post Kindergarten) practice and experience their lessons in Safety Town, a miniature city layout built to the scale of a small child. Safety Town is a 15 hour course (3 hours per day, M-F, for 1 week). Topics discussed during the week include pedestrian, earthquake, fire, 9-1-1, bicycle, beach and pool, drugs, strangers, general play, along with personal and home safety. Children are visited by community safety professionals such as police, firefighters, forest rangers, paramedics, water safety professionals, and more. Program includes one off-site field trip, (ride on the Ojai Trolley reserved for Safety Towners only).