The K.I.D.S. program begins for students in the home school classroom. Your Grade Six Teachers teach two one-hour lessons on Mental Health and Healthy Relationships modules of the program. An advantage for students is that the teacher can provide support to their students and may provide additional information and resources as needed after the program concludes.
Students and their classroom teacher are then provided with a reserved date to attend the balance of the K.I.D.S. program experience at the Children’s Safety Village. Bus transportation for the class is booked and paid for by the T.I.C.K. board to ensure that the program is universally accessible and all Grade 6 students.
The Children’s Safety Village provides a flexible, student-friendly place to learn and allows students to enjoy an off-site learning experience that makes their day special. Throughout the day, students investigate the Online and social media, Youth and the Law and Substance Awareness modules of the program through lectures, media presentations, discussions, and collaborative activities. Staff from the Brantford Fire Service is on hand to provide grade-appropriate fire safety training.
After the K.I.D.S. program concludes, all students are provided with a certificate of completion and a special K.I.D.S. Toque provided by the T.I.C.K. board to acknowledge and celebrate their learning.
Students have access to the entire K.I.D.S. program for sharing and review at any time. We encourage students, along with their teacher or parent, to explore the Extension Activities that are a part of the K.I.D.S. dashboard. These activities provide students with the opportunity to think further about what they have learned through the K.I.D.S. program experience and apply knowledge, skills, and strategies to consolidate their learning. In addition to being great “discussion starters”, they are also fun!