Jack and Jill Preschool, 230 Iron St., Lehighton, sponsored a Family Safety Night last week, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Families of preschoolers and the church were invited for an evening of fun and education.
Many different organizations put on demonstrations for the families. Representatives from Lehighton Fire Department brought a fire truck for families to see. Firefighters demonstrated the proper use of fire extinguishers and discussed the importance of smoke detectors.
Lehighton Police Department did a bicycle safety program and discussed being safe while riding. A representative of the Bethlehem Township police department fingerprinted the children for ID-A-KID emergency identification cards.
Pa. State Police trooper Cebula, along with Carbon County Safe Kids provided a number of different child booster seats for families to see. They illustrated safe and proper booster seat use along with providing information on Pennsylvania booster seat laws for buckling children in cars.
Carbon County Safe Kids also brought the "coconut crusher," which vividly demonstrates bicycle helmet safety.
Jack and Jill's Parent Organization provided activities such as face painting for the children. Jack and Jill's Parent Organization along with Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church also provided the refreshments for the evening.
Coloring books, "The A, B, C's of Safety," were donated by State Rep. Doyle Heffley's office were available for families.
Shelly Zellner, Jack and Jill's preschool director, said, "This is the sort of program that the preschool wants to provide to families in the area. We are looking for opportunities to expand our mission of offering programs and services that go beyond regular preschool hours."
Zellner said that the preschool provides a wonderful, inclusive preschool program for the children.
"We want to help our families in their everyday lives," said Zellner. "We are very happy with our first Safety Night and hope to enlarge it next year to the rest of the community."
For more information about Jack and Jill Preschool, call 610-377-6562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.