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Early childhood centres promote road safety

5 November 2004

Early childhood centres promote road safety

Early childhood centres are playing an integral role in getting the road safety out to parents for the upcoming travelling season.

1500 flyers were distributed by 21 centres throughout Waitakere to advertise free car seat checks on KidSafe Day. For their efforts 76 free checks were completed, with drivers receiving a variety of benefits from flowers and vouchers for car seat installation at their local garages to a range of items for a more secure attachment in their car.

Debbie Saba of Edmonton Community Kindergarten recognises the important part they play in educating parents as well as their children. “As a community kindergarten we very much have a role in educating parents,” she says. Redhills Community Kindergarten used their newsletters to get the message through to parents. “We attached the flyer to our newsletters for every parent. Children are good at reminding parents. You have to keep it up though; children forget quickly,” says Pam Flynn, staff member.

Both kindergartens won a prize as part of the initiative, receiving a teacher’s kit on the prevention of scalds donated by the Child Safety Foundation.

Photo: Debbie Saba and Pam Flynn receive teacher’s kits from Margaret Devlin of Safe Waitakere.

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