HARDYSTON TOWNSHIP SAFETY TOWN PURPOSE
The purpose of Safety Town is to introduce the importance and methods of safety to preschool children. This is accomplished during a 5 day course where 4 and 5-year-old children learn safety procedures through activities and demonstrations. Under guidance, they practice and experience “real life” situations before being confronted with a situation on their own. Children are trained to evaluate “safe from unsafe” and learn how to react safely when confronted with dangerous situations.
Safety Town is the foundation of safety education! It is the only time in a child’s life that he or she has the opportunity to attend a program designed expressly to teach safety. It has been largely responsible for the tremendous increase of interest among educators for including safety classes into the school curriculum. It is endorsed by the Highway Safety Foundation, National Safety Council, the American Automobile Association, Veterans for Safety International, Inc., State Department of Highway Safety, State Department of Education and many leading insurance companies and national civic and service organizations. Our program is led by Hardyston Township Recreation with assistance from Hardyston Police, Hardyston Volunteer Fire Department, St. Clare’s EMS, and the YMCA. Local youth volunteers from area High Schools will serve as counselors.