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Program FAQs

Q: What is your Behavior Policy?

A: For the protection and well-being of all participants, students must be able to follow simple instructions. Inappropriate behavior and/or negative language and attitude may be grounds for dismissal from the program.

1. Staff or volunteer will redirect student to activity and/or describe desired behavior.

2. Staff will address behavior with camper and others involved.

3. After an incident, staff will lead students through one or more of the following restorative practices. Students will:

  • a. Be reminded of program expectations

  • b. Be given an opportunity to explain their behavior and to demonstrate they understand why it was against the expectations

  • c. Be given an opportunity to apologize to harmed students

  • d. Be given the opportunity to make positive changes in behavior

4. Parents will be notified if inappropriate behavior continues

5. Safety Town of Santa Barbara County and staff reserve the right to make appropriate adjustments and/or dismiss any student for behavior that poses a safety risk to themselves and/or others.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Refunds will only be made if we can fill your child’s space with another child. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged. Please direct questions regarding cancellations to the specific school site director. No refunds will be made for dismissal due to disciplinary issues or withdrawal due to homesickness.

Q: How do I know if my child is ready to attend?

A: To be eligible to attend, children must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2022, and be enrolled in kindergarten or first grade in the fall. Please give careful consideration when determining the readiness of your child to attend the Safety Town program. The positive, least distractive, learning environment is fast-paced, and transitions occur every half hour. It is important that your child be emotionally and socially capable and willing to participate in the program and able to independently take care of his/her personal toilet needs.

Q: My child has special needs. What do I need to know?

A: Children who require a 1:1 (one-to-one aide) or who require extra support as determined by directors, will also be required to have an adult aide during the program, provided by the parent/guardian. Transitioning from one activity to another occurs about 8-10 times daily, within the 3 ½ hour day. Please consider how large groups, high noise levels, and numerous transitions may affect your child. Review our 1:1 aide exceptions and responsibilities

Q: What if my child has allergies and might require an EpiPen or has other specific medical needs?

A: If your child must take a medication(s) during the Safety Town program day, a completed written statement from BOTH the physician AND the parent/guardian must be on file with Safety Town BEFORE ANY medication (prescription and over-the-counter, EpiPens, inhalers, etc.) can be administered. The requirement is in accordance with California Education Code Section 49423. Click here to download form.

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