Kindergarten workshops are implemented by three facilitators in two 60 minute programs on two consecutive days. Created by early childhood educators, this developmentally appropriate program utilizes pictures, songs and role-plays to educate children on personal safety issues. On the first day, the concept of “rights”are introduced. A bully and a stranger roleplay are presented through guided group discussion. Children are given some self protection strategies and are taught that the importance of getting away from a dangerous situation and getting help.
The second day addresses a healthy body concept. This is done through roleplays which establishes healthy boundaries and self-concept. Review time is conducted in the classroom and follows the program in order to reinforce and review the workshop concepts as well as allow children additional opportunity to individually process the information.