Safety City is a week-long summer program for children entering Kindergarten. Participating children learn about traffic safety, fire safety, home, playground and other kinds of personal safety in an entertaining, positive environment. Students also become comfortable with a school building in preparation for Kindergarten.
Safety City is designed to supplement safety lessons taught in school and at home. The program uses songs, story books, films, games, and artwork as well as experience riding a school bus and walking and riding Big Wheels on streets in a mock city setting to make learning about safety fun.
Safety City is taught by Urbandale Police Officers and staff. They are assisted by other adults and a team of student helpers.
Location & Requirements
Safety City is open to students who will attend Kindergarten in the fall. This includes students attending Urbandale Schools, Urbandale nonpublic schools, and those in Urbandale home-school programs. Classes will be held at the Urbandale High School and Webster Elementary School and all children entering kindergarten are encouraged to attend.
Session 1 Urbandale High School: June 12–16, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 2 Urbandale High School: June 19–23, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 3 Webster Elementary: June 26–30, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
To Enroll: The cost of Safety City is $40.00 per child, which includes a t-shirt, bike helmet and daily snacks. Online registration is available at HERE. Follow the steps below to register. Deadline is May 27th. Click on Register for Activities, then Safety City.
Volunteers can sign up for one or more sessions. Times noted here include early arrival for volunteers to get instructions and set up at their designated role. Students in grades 6 and up (minimum age 12) are welcome to volunteer. Silver chord hours are applicable!
Session 1 Urbandale High School: June 12–16, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 2 Urbandale High School: June 19–23, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 3 Webster Elementary: June 26–30, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.