To teach basic concepts of traffic safety, to provide injury prevention awareness and life safety skills for children entering the kindergarten grade level.
July 2016: Kettering Safety Village classes are full and the registration process is closed. The program had over 250 students attend this summer. Please watch for announcements on the 2017 dates in our newsletters and webpage later this year.
Kettering Safety Village was founded by the Kettering Dor-Wood Optimist Club in 1966. The Dor-Wood Optimist Club continues their sponsorship of this program, designed to teach our youngest citizens how to be safe, to this day.
The City of Kettering’s Engineering Department Safety Section in collaboration with Kettering City Schools is proud to operate this transportation and life safety mini-camp.
Safety Village instructors are joined by Kettering police, fire and school personnel to provide age-appropriate classroom instruction on a variety of safety topics to participants. Children get to practice and reinforce what they’ve learned at our indoor Safety Village, with child-size replicas of streets, intersections and buildings. Children also participate in a variety of additional activities, including a ride on a Kettering school bus and a “Safe Walk” in a neighborhood. Through classroom instruction and fun and exciting hands-on experience, young children will begin to develop safe habits for a lifetime.
The online registration process allows you to view session and class time availability online, either as a registered user or as a guest, on the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department web site.