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As part of a continuing effort to promote youth safety, the Elk Grove Police Department, Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD), and Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) are launching Safety Town – a two-week comprehensive educational program that introduces 5 year olds to safety awareness.

According to an official press release, the reportedly nationally recognized program aims to teach children entering kindergarten in the fall basic safety awareness and accident prevention through hands-on learning activities. Lessons will cover topics such as pedestrian and bicycle safety, school bus safety, poison prevention, basic fire prevention, and home and water safety. Safety Town students will also have the opportunity to explore a fire truck, police car, and school bus.

The program will launch July 23 at Helen Carr Castello Elementary and will run 2 ½ hours a day, Monday through Friday, until August 3. Registration fee for the program is $25 and enrollment is limited to 64 children. Acceptance into the program is on a first come, first served basis and City of Elk Grove residents will be given first priority.

For more information, visit www.elkgrovepd.org/safetytown.

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