A specialist truck left Ballarat’s Revolution Print on Monday morning to deliver safety resources to more than 2000 Victorian kindergarens.
In a milestone agreement, the RACV has granted the Ballarat-based KIDS Foundation funding to extend the reach of their internationally recognised ‘See More Safety and Education Program’ to more than 2000 Victorian kindergartens and 100,000 Victorian homes over the next week.
These programs will aim to help educate and assist children, as well as their carers, about the risks of injury that they face every day.
By tailoring the programs at pre-school children aged four to six years, the KIDS Foundation looks to instill a safe attitude at an early age to help prevent injury.
Injury is the leading cause of child death in Australia, with an average of 35,000 children attending a hospital emergency department, and 1000 children admitted to hospital each week.
However, injury does not receive the same attention as sickness and disease.
KIDS Foundation provides much needed assistance at no cost to the kindergartens, and will hopefully result in less injuries to the children.
Each kindergarten is set to receive KIDS Foundation SeeMore Safety Resources, which includes take home activity booklets, safety identification posters, teaching booklets for the carers, safety journals, ENews bulletins, a virtual classroom licence for the kindergarten and their families, and a SeeMore Safety mascot costume.
These resources were printed by Ballarat company Revolution Print, which was approached by KIDS Foundation to assist their latest cause.
This latest program will be a welcomed sight for families who are concerned about the safety of their children while at child care centers throughout the state.
These programs are also set to roll-out in more than 100 Ballarat kindergartens for the next 12 months, free of charge.