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Posted on: July 22, 2020

New Castle County launches virtual edition of popular summer program

New Castle, DE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced a new iteration of the popular Safety Town program. Due to the coronavirus, and for the protection of the campers and counselors, the program geared toward New Castle County pre-schoolers, has moved completely online for weekly sessions that last until August 30. To register, click HERE: https://nccde.org/753/Safety-Town


Virtual Safety Town is a FREE video-based sample of the themes and topics normally presented during the popular New Castle County in-person Safety Town program while giving families a unique chance to get a peek behind the scenes of places Safety Town is not normally able to go.


“Thanks to the New Castle County community resources team, the unique tradition of Safety Town will continue,” said County Executive Matt Meyer. “These young minds will still get to experience what makes Safety Town such an important part of growing up, and learning about safety from some great role models.”


The first 500 to register will be mailed an activity packet and graduation certificate.


“We are so excited to present this virtual version of our popular Safety Town program.” Said Community Resources manager, Jane Rattenni. “We feel it is important to continue the more than 30 year tradition of Safety Town in the summer, so we worked with our partners to create what we hope is a fun, self-paced, free program so that the important lessons of Safety Town are accessible to as many families as possible.”


Virtual Safety Town takes you to the 911 call center, for a ride in a helicopter with the Delaware State Police’s Aviation Unit, a ride-along with the New Castle County Mounted Unit and more. As always at Safety Town, there are educational songs and guest visitors.


Videos are divided into five sessions, but parents and kids can go at their own pace. After the videos for each day, there are discussion questions that you can use to talk more with children about safety.


This is a great program for parents and kids ages 4, 5, and 6 to do together. Virtual safety town begins conversations about safety that can be difficult for parents to start and provides the tools to discuss these topics in a developmentally appropriate way.


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