Kids learn several fire safety skills and experience the "simulated smoke" smoke house.
Safety Town Program
Do you have a child ready to start kindergarten in the fall? Then don't miss out on sending your youngster to Safety Town, a popular education program offered only during the summer. Your child learns safety awareness in a fun and entertaining way using a child-size mock Ann Arbor “town” explored on bikes.
⇒ “Buster” the talking school bus ⇒ "Andy" the talking ambulance ⇒ "Louie the Lightning Bug" ⇒ Police officers ⇒ Firefighters ⇒ Health care workers ⇒ Safety experts from the Washtenaw County
Each child receives a free Safety Town T-shirt!
The curriculum covers using bike helmets and booster seats, stranger danger, fire safety, riding a school bus, pedestrian safety, etc. Songs, games, stories and art projects reinforce the lessons.
Sponsored by Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department and supported by Ann Arbor Police Department.
The goal of the program is to help kids evaluate “safe” from “unsafe” when confronted with potentially dangerous situations. We are aware of 2 incidents when Safety Town training helped save the lives of past participants.
Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2013 are eligible to attend Safety Town this summer.
The program is located at Dicken Elementary School, 2135 Runnymede, Ann Arbor, 48103.
Choose the session that fits your family schedule:
(Click on ID# for more information and to enroll.)
Scholarships are available for those who financially qualify.
Students can be placed with friends as long as registration forms are submitted together and a special request is listed on form.
In most cases we are able to place children with others attending their school.
Please plan on staying with your child for a few minutes the first day to find the location of the classroom and to meet the teacher.
The last day of the session is a graduation ceremony. Parents are invited to attend the brief ceremony, after which children are dismissed.
SUMMER CAMP FOR SAFETY TOWN KIDS
Sign up for our Safety Town & Camp Combination which provides a wrap-around program for your camper Monday thru Friday of each week from to
Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation is happy to provide an exciting camp designed to wrap around Safety Town. This offering is in response to requests from parents who need a full day/full week program.
Safety Town Camp ⇒ Allows for an early morning drop off and evening pick up ⇒ Is held at the same location as Safety Town at Dicken School ⇒ Is available to all families who enroll in any session of Safety Town ⇒ Provides a fun-filled educational experience for your child ⇒ Directed by enthusiastic, experienced, CPR & First Aid certified staff ⇒ Provides opportunities for structured active play, plus arts & crafts.