Grosse Pointe Safety Town

  • Safety Town Thank you for considering “Safety Town” as part of your family’s summer plans.  Safety Town was created for the purpose of   equipping children for a lifetime of safe living.  Your Safety Town camper will be educated in traffic, bicycle, home, water and fire safety, as well as litter prevention and recycling.  

    Safety Town is a national program that teaches young children about safety and good citizenship. Topics include traffic, bicycle, home water and fire safety, as well as litter prevention and recycling. Through songs, videos and classroom exercises, your child will learn correct safety vocabulary, traffic light colors, the difference between left and right, how to "stop, drop and roll" in case of fire, when and how to dial 911, and much more. Classroom instruction is augmented by practice sessions in the Safety Town miniature village and Fire Safety House located at Barnes Early Childhood Center 20090 Morningside Dr., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

    Who can attend? 

    The Safety Town program is geared  toward children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall. 

    Staff Accreditation:

    Classes are presented by Safety Town's own trained instructors, as well as public safety officers and representatives from community organizations.  Cosponsored by Grosse Pointe Public School System and the public safety departments of the five Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods.  Grosse Pointe Safety Town is accredited by National Safety Town in Ohio.



    Parent Information Program:

    Parents are encouraged to attend the 2 1/2 hour Parent Information program conducted by public safety officers during each two week session.  Date, time and location of Parent Information Program will be provided to parents on the child's first Safety Town day.  You'll learn lots of important safety tips, and you will be better able to help your child get the most out of his or her experience in Safety Town.  Come with questions and join in the discussions with other parents!