The Children’s Safety Village provides police and fire safety programming to students from grades 1-6, and supports active transportation by establishing a foundation of awareness and knowledge of road rules and skills. A Police Educator introduces pedestrian safety in grade 1, and the grade 3 program expands on road rules and cycling safety. These units are updated as needed to stay current with changing environments.
Studies have proven than hands-on learning is more effective for children, and therefore all programming uses a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on learning styles. At CSV, students get to practice their skills on roadways through a miniature village comprised of 25 replica sponsor buildings. The Village also has a functioning rail-crossing and traffic lights with pedestrian cross-walk, a one-way street and a round-about.