Safety Education Program (formerly known as Risk Watch)

Sunnyside Preschool is proud to collaborate with Lake Stevens Fire District #8, Lake Stevens Police Department and other Health and Safety Organizations to offer a Safety Education Program throughout the school year. Sunnyside's owner, Cindy Petosa-Brengman and the late Robert Marshall of Lake Stevens Fire received from the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) the prestigious Ralph H. Jensen Partners in Public Education Award in 2002 for implementing the program into the Lake Stevens Preschools and School District that resulted in lives saved and injuries prevented. This education will be continued in the Lake Stevens School District.

Risk Watch© addressed the eight major risk factors for children. With proper education, children can learn to be safer and prevent injuries. Risk Watch was designed to do just that. Continuing Safety Education is a sequential, comprehensive program of instruction that builds on prior knowledge.

This Program covers these eight major risk factors that kill and injure the most kids:

Risk Watch© curriculum covers these eight major risk factors that kill and injure the most kids:

  • MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
  • FIRE AND BURN PREVENTION
  • CHOKING, SUFFOCATION, AND STRANGULATION PREVENTION
  • POISONING PREVENTION
  • FALLS PREVENTION
  • FIREARM INJURY PREVENTION
  • BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
  • WATER SAFETY

Personal safety is a value that is learned at an early age. The earlier a child is introduced to the concept of personal safety and injury prevention, the more effectively injuries and death can be prevented.