Most parents view safety as a priority for their children. Safety Town, sponsored by Cherokee Safe Kids and the Cherokee Council of PTA, partners with parents to help children gain knowledge and experience with different community scenarios when it comes to staying safe.
The Safety Town program in Cherokee County is designed with young ones in mind. Similar to other programs across the nation, it is ideal for children who will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Over a one-week summer session, a variety of safety topics are covered by adult and teen volunteers. Children will learn about water safety, weather safety, properly wearing a bike helmet, animal safety, school bus safety, poison safety, stranger awareness and fire safety.
Safety Town students experience life in a miniature town complete with miniature buildings to help them learn how to be safe in different scenarios. The 2015 summer program will take place at Bascomb Elementary in Woodstock. There are three different sessions that are available and the program costs $75 (assistance is available). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are the parent of a soon-to-be kindergartener or have a friend, neighbor or family member who would be a great fit, pass along this information. Registration paperwork can be found at the Cherokee County Safety Town website.