Child Safety Tips from Safe Communities
Safety Education Events for Families
Safety Night at Madison Children's Museum
Each year, Safe Communities coordinates a Safety Night hosted by the Madison Children's Museum during Free Family Night. More than 400 parents and children attend! During this educational and informative free event, children are encouraged to take a safety journey from station to station with a "safety passport" in order to participate in interactive learning stations staffed by community safety leaders.
Safety Night at the Madison Children's Museum: March 4, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Safe Communities coordinates a Safe Night Out hosted by the Madison Children's Museum. Join us for this educational and informative free event! Children are encouraged to take a safety journey from station to station with a "safety passport" in order to participate in interactive learning stations staffed by community safety leaders. This year's participating organizations include: Dogs On Call, Inc.; Madison Gas & Electric; Madison Fire Department; Madison Police Department; Safe Kids Madison Coalition/Kohl's Safe to Sleep Program; SwimWest Swim School; UW Hospital Poison Prevention Center; UW Madison Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety; UW Madiso Police Department.
Admission to the Museum and Safety Night is free.
Safety Saturday on the Capitol Square
Sponsored by the City of Madison Fire Department and 30 Dane County organizations each June, this annual safety fair includes interactive displays, games, activities, and demonstrations that teach families and the public how to prevent injuries among children, right on the Capitol Square! Click here for more information from the City of Madison Fire Department.
Safety Town Summer Camp with Madison Area SAFE KIDS Coalition: Check back for Summer 2014 schedule!
Safety Town uses hands-on activities taught in an actual "town" – a small scale city with streets, homes, businesses and sidewalks – to teach local children to be safe in their community. The program is designed to provide comprehensive safety education to children entering kindergarten - a critical age at which to instill safety behaviors. A team of safety experts from a wide range of organizations join together during Safety Town to provide fun, interactive lessons on bicycle, pedestrian and traffic safety, water safety, being safe at home, protective behaviors and fire safety, to area children.
Safety Town is an exciting partnership of SAFE KIDS Madison Area coalition's community safety partners to offer fun, hands-on safety education to pre-kindergarten children. Parents of Safety Town alumni rave about their children's experience! Read more information on Safety Town, or contact Nicole Vesely, Madison Area SAFE KIDS, via email.
Safe Kids USA
As kids grow and develop, they may have different abilities and limitations that put them at a higher risk for specific injuries. The dangers children face go beyond a sprained ankle or a skinned knee. Kids are always pushing the boundaries and trying new things, which can lead to getting hurt. Learn more about 'The How & Why of Keeping Your Kids Safe' from Injury by visiting SAFE KIDS' website at www.safekidsnetwork.org/stages.