Safety City Provides Important Safety Lessons for Rising Kindergarteners
Young children are invited to learn good safety habits by attending Germantown Safety City June 12 through 16, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day. Space is still available and volunteers are needed.
Safety City is an education program for children ages five and six years who will enter kindergarten or first grade in the fall. The program will take place this year at Dogwood Elementary School, 8945 Dogwood Road.
The week-long program consists of short classes taught by community experts from Germantown Police and Fire Departments, Germantown Animal Control, Germantown Athletic Club, Operation Lifesaver, Safe Kids Coalition, U. S. Coast Guard, Tennessee Department of Safety and the Child Advocacy Center. Safety topics cover fires, animals, weather, bicycles, guns, pools, pedestrian crossings, cars and seat belts, boats and homes.
Children also travel about Safety City daily and learn to follow the "rules of the road" by riding bicycles or walking as pedestrians along its streets and sidewalks. At least one adult and several teen volunteers supervise each group of students.
Enrollment is limited to 125 children on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required and a tuition fee must be paid at the time of registration. Applications are available for download here or at Germantown Municipal Center, Germantown Parks and Recreation Office, Germantown Community Library, Germantown Athletic Club and area preschools.
Safety City is a project of the Germantown Public Safety Commission. For more information, email Lt. Ed McGee at EMcgee@Germantown-TN.gov or (901) 757-7349.