WILLARD The Willard Police Department is continuing its 39th Annual Child Safety and Drug Education Program for children ages 5 through 14 throughout the Willard area, Chief Joseph C. Daniel announced.
"We have found the diversified materials and services of the National Child Safety Council to be positive and up-to-date," Daniel said. "We receive many thank you letters form both children and parents regarding this most worthwhile program for our young children."
The National Child Safety Council (NCSC) is a not-for-profit organization.
The educator-designed materials the department receives each year are filled with games, pictures, puzzles, riddles, rhymes and songs. NCSC has developed a way to make the rules of safety, fun and easy to learn it's called Safetypup.
The materials reach youngsters at their age level and cover topics that can and do affect their everyday lives. Steve Weiss of the Willard Police Department will coordinate the program, working closely with the schools as in the past.
"The Safetypup program is provided by the contributions received from our local concerned businesses industrial, financial leaders, military, and civic organizations," Chief Daniel said. "Our program this year will reach over 2,300 children with approximately 7,100 pieces of educationally sound material.
"Recognition is given on the prestige page of each work study book to all who help make this most worthwhile program available each year,"