Kidpower Starting Strong - Safety Skills for Young Children
Safety for Kids = Peace of Mind for Parents! Led by Kidpower instructors, kids ages 3-7 with their adults will have fun learning 'People Safety' skills to: strengthen relationships; prevent bullying, abuse, & be safe with others.
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learners per class
$12 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
45 minutes per class
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We are excited to offer a Kidpower safety skills workshop for families with young children through Outschool. This class will be appropriate for any verbal child who can, for example, enjoy story hour at the library. Because having a common understanding about safety is essential for the well being of everyone in a family, we strongly encourage that parents stay for the whole lesson, on the screen if possible, and practice the skills along with their children. Kidpower is recommended by...
Our positive belief in ourselves as being powerful, competent, valuable people is the most important self-protection tool we have. Kidpower provides skills to help protect people from experiences that harm these positive beliefs and increase experiences that help to grow these beliefs. Our learning goals are that children and their adults will learn 'People Safety' Skills in ways that are fun, useful, and age-appropriate - and will practice using skills to deal with common problems with other kids and adults in ways that are both respectful and powerful - and will start using these skills in daily life.
Through Kidpower, we have been developing and teaching interpersonal safety skills classes in person to people of all ages - including very young children and their adults - for over 30 years. MANY educators in day care centers and preschools; mental health counselors; and parents of young children use our program and our educational resources. Personally, in addition to leading the development of our Kidpower programs, I am the author of, "1,2,3... The Toddler Years", which has a forward by early childhood development pioneer Magda Gerber and is used as a textbook in many ECE classes.
We will send optional ideas and educational resources - such as our free Kidpower Coloring Book - https://www.kidpower.org/library/kidpower-coloring-book/. We will encourage fun activities for parents and kids to do together to deepen their understanding of how to use Kidpower safety skills to handle problems and to improve relationships. We will also send information for parents on how to protect their children from harm while preparing them to take charge of their own well being.
No supplies are needed to participate in the class. We will provide recommended links to free resources that parents and caregivers can download and use if they wish both with their children and for themselves. We will also make information available about affordable and useful publications that they can buy if they wish.
Progress is assessed by how the children are participating during the class - and on what students and their adults tell us about how they are using their Kidpower between classes.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The class is fun and age-appropriate for young children. And, because we are teaching skills for preventing and stopping bullying, abuse, and other unsafe behavior, we encourage parents to join us to have a common understanding about these issues with their children. Kidpower skills help a child learn how to recognize safe and unsafe behavior and situations; how to set boundaries; and how to get help. Boundaries include protecting yourself from hurtful words or unsafe play. Boundaries also include learning the safety rules about touch, games and, play, including private areas (with very careful language that we share with parents before the class). Using a non-upsetting example, we encourage children to tell "an adult you trust" if they have a safety problem. A child who has been or is being abused or bullied might start talking about this problem with their adults after the class. If that happens, we will provide guidance to the parents.
Here are links that you can use to learn more about the Kidpower program: Our website: https://www.kidpower.org Over 400 free resources: https://www.kidpower.org/library/ Covid-19 Resources: https://www.kidpower.org/covid19/ Child Protection: https://www.kidpower.org/child-protection-advocacy/ We will also be sharing specific links before and after each session.
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1. Classes: Safety for Kids = Peace of Mind for Parents! With the leadership of experienced Kidpower instructors, kids ages 3-7 with their adults will have fun learning 'People Safety' skills to: strengthen relationships; prevent bullying and...