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O’Fallon’s Safety Town teaches young children how to play safe

One of the O’Fallon Safety Town participants in action from last year.

Learning how to safely put on a bicycle helmet and about “stranger danger” are part of the Safety Town program for children.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, registration will officially open for O’Fallon’s Safety Town, for kids ages 4.5 through 6.5. At that time, parents and legal guardians will have two options for enrollment:

  • Online at www.ofallon.mo.us/PD/Ofallon-safety-town, where a link will be posted for enrollment.
  • In-person at the Renaud Spirit Center recreation complex, 2650 Tri Sports Parkway in O’Fallon.

O’Fallon Safety Town is a nationally-accredited accident prevention program designed to teach children how to play safely. The course will be taught at Progress South Elementary School by O’Fallon Police Officers, a certified teacher, paramedics, firefighters, railroad police and trained volunteers. The program uses a simulated city layout, a classroom facility and an off-campus field trip to provide kids with “real life” events and teach kids to evaluate “safe” from “unsafe” situations, and how to react safely. Space is limited and early enrollment is encouraged. Only parents and legal guardians can enroll children.

The two-week session cost is $60 per child and each additional child from the same family is $40. Fees must be paid in full when children are enrolled. For the preferred program date, choose either morning [9–11:30 a.m.] or afternoon [12:30–3 p.m.] sessions by selecting the appropriate course code:

Session I: June 5–16

  • 141412-A (morning)
  • 141412-B (afternoon)

Session II: June 19–30

  • 141412-C (morning)
  • 141412-D (afternoon)

Session III: July 10–21

  • 141412-E (morning)
  • 141412-F (afternoon)
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