A safe place to learn to be safe
Safety City teaches second-graders traffic safety, including bicycle, pedestrian, school bus and railroad.
Retired police officers and staff from Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, supported by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, spend part of the day teaching children the rules of the road and how to stay safe.
Then they take to the pretend streets of Safety City.
The second part of the day is hands-on. The children operate battery-powered minicars around Safety City, which features a miniature hospital, bank, library, fire station, city hall and other buildings, as well as a railroad crossing, a school bus, working traffic lights and stop signs.
The curriculum for Safety City was developed in collaboration with the Jefferson County Public Schools Curriculum and Assessment Department, Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness and the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The safety lessons include:
- Learning and knowing personal information, such as phone number and address
- Railroad safety
- Using 911 in case of an emergency
- Bus safety
- Seat belt and/or booster seat use
- Pedestrian safety, including looking both ways and over the shoulder before crossing the street
- Bicycle safety, including helmet use
Your donation can help support Safety City and provide an opportunity for children across the region to continue to learn about traffic safety.
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