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The Community Safety Village of York Region is an educational facility designed to bring safety messages to children from Kindergarten through Grade 5 in an exciting and interactive way. The safety village features a main building with a police education classroom with working traffic lights and signals, a fire education classroom, complete with a fully equipped apartment and a paramedic services classroom. All grades will engage in a full-day of learning from all three emergency services, police, fire and paramedics, for a total of four hours. We have a miniature "Village" of more than 30 scaled-down buildings, roadways, operational traffic lights, road signs and a railway crossing. 

The programs at the Community Safety Village are offered at no cost. 

Note:  Classes for kindergarten to Grade 3 are already full in the fall. Please check back to register for spring sessions.  

Helpful Hints

  • Select your grade level. If you have a combined grade, select the grade level you feel is most appropriate or combine appropriate grades together to create a class of 15 - 30 students per class
  • Two classes of the same grade must be booked for the same day to a daily maximum of three classes
  • Determine when you can arrive at the village and when you must leave
  • Classes will receive three interactive lessons each day beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m.
  • You should be at the village approximately 10 minutes before the class start time
  • Each lesson is 60 minutes in length
  • Select a time slot that keeps in mind travel time, busing schedules, etc.
  • The minimum number for each session is 15 students
  • The maximum number for each session is 30 students
  • Please have teachers share with the Safety Village educators any special needs or exceptionalities of your students prior to the start of each session
  • Please ensure all students have appropriate outdoor clothing.
  • Students attending the Grade 3 Bicycle Safety Program must bring their bike helmet with them. The village does have a limited supply of helmets on site, as well as some bicycles with training wheels
  • Please ensure all students bring a nut-free lunch and snacks as there is no cafeteria on the premise
  • There are areas suitable for eating a packed lunch (inside during bad weather, outside picnic pavilion in nice weather) which, if they are to be used by your classes, must be included in your registration request
  • Students are encouraged to bring only their lunch bags and necessary medications as there are no hook or cubbies for backpack storage. 
  • Unfortunately, younger siblings cannot attend as this is an educational experience designed for a specific age group
  • Classes are encouraged to bring one parent volunteer for every five students
  • For any special accommodations, please email csv@yrp.ca 

Our Kindergarten to Grade 3 programs are offered from September to November and from March, following March Break to June each school year.  Our Grade 4 and Grade 5 programs are offered from mid-November until the beginning of March.

Session Descriptions 

Kindergarten   

Community Helpers, Introduction to Fire Safety, Emergency Awareness and Hand Washing

 

Police lesson: Using play-based learning, kindergarten students will receive an overall understanding of community helpers with a focus on police officers in their communities. Students will visit our miniature police station and see a real police car.

Fire lesson: Students will be introducted to fire safety by seeing a hazard house with pretend smoke. Students will also dress like a firefighter and learn about fire safety equipment in the fire station.

Paramedic lesson: Kindergarten students will gain awareness of what role paramedics play in the community and how they can help by staying safe and healthy. Students will explore the basic science of communicable disease prevention and will include a tour of KYS and Parry's Safety Station. 

Grade 1

Introduction to 9-1-1, Safe or Dangerous, Water Safety and Household Hazards

 

Police lesson:  Grade 1 students will be introduced to emergency situations and practice making a 9-1-1 call on various devices through learning centres.

Fire lesson: Students will play the "Safe or Dangerous" game and practice Stop, Drop and Roll to fun and engaging music.

Paramedic lesson:  Through an educational game, Grade 1 students will learn about the science of sinking and floating in water and will learn how properly fitted life jackets save lives. Students will also tour the Hazard House where common household dangers such as burns, chemical exposure and cuts can occur. 

Grade 2

Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Fire Safety and Emergency Skills, Playground Safety and Basic First Aid

 

Police lesson:  Grade 2 students are introduced to road sign and pedestrian safety. They then practice what they have learned by driving our battery operated mini-cars in our safety village with operating traffic lights and railroad tracks. 

*Please note: Due to safety concerns, height and weight restrictions are in place in order to operate the mini-cars.

Fire lesson: Grade 2 students will build on their knowledge of identifying a 9-1-1 emergency and make a 9-1-1 call with a simulator. Students will take part in a true-to-life fire escape in Sparky's apartment with non-toxic, safe smoke.

Paramedic lesson: Through an interactive playground scenario, students will learn to spot potential risks and learn about common sources of playground injuries. Students will help build a first aid kit to know what your home should be prepared with to handle common first aid needs.

Grade 3

Bicycle Safety, The Science of Fire, 9-1-1 and Being Prepared

 

Police lesson:  Grade 3 students learn how to properly fit their bicycle helmets and how to safely ride their bicycles through the village using operational traffic lights, a railway crossing and bicycle lanes. All bicycles are provided for the students, some with training wheels, but they must bring a bicycle helmet with them to the village. There are a limited number of helmets available for students who do not bring one.

Fire lesson: Grade 3 students will learn about the science of fire (combustion) as they learn about the fire triangle. Students will also complete a hazard hunt inside our interactive Sparky's apartment.


Paramedic lesson: Grade 3 students will learn what can you do to help someone waiting for an ambulance at school or home. Students will also tour KYS and Parry's Safety Station to see what equipment paramedics might bring with them and learn how we can all help paramedics Get2UFaster.

Grade 4

Positive Lifestyle Choices, Types of Emergencies and Disasters, Mental Health and Resiliency

 

Police lesson:  Grade 4 students learn about making positive choices and the possible consequences resulting from negative choices. They learn how they can demonstrate several of their school board's Character Attributes in making positive lifestyle choices. Students participate in peer pressure scenarios, based on real-life experiences, to greater enhance their understanding.

Fire lesson: Grade 4 students will gain an understanding of natural and man-made emergencies, along with the top five potential emergencies that could happen in York Region. Students will find helpful emergency items and make a kit.


Paramedic lesson: Grade 4 students will learn how they can work to keep themselves resilient and well cared for to buffer mental injury and stress. Through self-reflection, small group work and humour, we'll explore healthy decision making and how to help those in need.

Grade 5

Internet Safety and Appropriate Online Behaviour, Personal Emergency Preparedness, CPR and Automated External Defibrillation

 

Police lesson:  Grade 5 students learn about Internet safety and appropriate online behaviour. They learn about the safe use of the Internet, with a focus on social media, the dangers of sharing personal information online and how to protect themselves. Students participate in an interactive learning experience that highlights what they learned throughout the day.

Fire lesson: Grade 5 students will learn about the importance of being prepared before an emergency happens. They will learn about what to keep in an emergency kit, in case they had to stay in their homes for 72 hours, or in case they had to evacuate their homes with little to no notice. Students will participate in an Emergency Challenge, an interactive game where teams earn points for having the best emergency kit.

Paramedic lesson: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving skill that can be taught in childhood and can carry into adult life with the chance to impact someone's survival. This highly experiential session involves CPR mannequins and defibrillation trainers to give Grade 5 students a first-hand chance to perform CPR. They will witness a scenario where their actions could save a life.

Booking Information 
Schools required to book a minimum of two classroom classes for the same visit and encouraged to book up to three. Each class will rotate through all of the police, fire and paramedic sessions. Sessions run at 9:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with a 10-minute break between the morning sessions and a 50-minute lunch break before the afternoon session. 

Register Today

Registration for the 2017/2018 school year 2017 is completed through our new online booking system.

Please follow this link:  https://csv.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage 

All requests must be made online. Classes are book on a first come, first-served basis. Please book your class early to ensure availability. It is advised that one teacher makes the booking for their class and others. Bookings are only allowed six months out and bookings open each day at 9:30 a.m. More dates will become available through the school year.

Once confirmed by the Safety Village Administrative Assistant, you will receive an email confirming your class booking.

BOOKING STEPS

1. One the main page, select the grade you will be registering.

2. Select the date and time. If no time shows up for that day selected, then that day is fully booked or that particular class is not being offered.

Our programs are offered during the following months

September to November -  Kindergarten to Grade 3
November to March - Grade 4 and 5
March to June - Kindergarten to Grade 3

3. Please input the required information in the text fields or drop down menus. All bolded fields are required to complete your booking.

4. A minimum of two teachers, who teach the same grade, must attend the same day to a maximum of three classes.

5. Please agree to the cancellation policy. Cancellations must be telephoned into our office is within 14 days of you school's visit.

6. Confirmation of you school's registration request will only be approved once reviewed by Community Safety Village.

7. If approved, you will receive a confirmation booking via email as well as a reminder prior to your visit to the Community Safety Village.