ERIC Number: EJ898716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Reference Count: 5
Young Children Can Be Key to Fire-Safe Families
Kourofsky, Carolyn E.; Cole, Robert E.
Young Children, v65 n3 p84-87 May 2010
For more than 15 years, preschool programs nationwide have worked with Fireproof Children/Prevention First, an international center for injury prevention research and education, to bring fire safety education to young children and their families. The "play safe! be safe!"[R] curriculum includes lessons that young children can learn and understand, such as telling an adult when they find matches or lighters, crawling low under smoke, going toward a firefighter, and practicing "Stop! Drop! And Roll!" In this article, the authors provide some suggestions on what teachers can do.
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Prevention, Young Children, Safety Education, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, School Security, Low Income Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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