We all have shared responsibility of teaching children positive behaviour
The successful delivery of any education intervention can be greatly increased if there is a shared responsibility within the early years’ settings with parents/carers. With many parents working, nurseries, playgroups, preschool professionals and childminders have a vital part in participating in young children’s lives.
The Children’s Traffic Club (CTC) road safety and active travel education pack for under 5’s provides early years practitioners with a teaching resource to instil positive safer road habits, introduce skills that will influence their long-term behaviour and attitudes when making travel choices. It also promotes walking, scooting and cycling to support the reduction of congestion around your settings during peak times.
The Pack has been developed in association with early year’s specialists, road safety and diversity experts ensuring all the lesson plans and activities are clearly signposted so you can quickly and easily identify the most suitable resource for delivering each of the areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
This will support you to observe, assess and plan activities based on children’s interests and support progress across all areas.
The pack includes features that will support the teaching.
Make a difference and promote active travel and road safety in your setting.
Support CTC by increasing awareness, extending the benefits to those they engage with, encouraging participation particularly in high deprivation areas and BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnics) groups where young children are most vulnerable and maximising the effectiveness.
There are a number of ways CTC can be delivered:
1. Order the pack and the step by step guide will provide you a structured approach of how you can introduce CTC into your teaching – and remember if follows the EYFS framework.
2. Your local authority plays a vital role on delivering active travel and road safety education in your area. Read Road Safety and Active Travel Partners to find more about their role. Contact your local road safety/school travel plan co-ordinator on how they can support you in delivering CTC and getting the pack.
3. Become a CTC Ambassador to promote and raise awareness on the benefits of integrating CTC as part of little one’s learning.
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Becky, Nursery leader
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PACEY Local Facilitator, Cambridgeshire
"Like the active travel and health sections – an adult can easily follow this and create some good learning opportunities for the children."
Early Years co-ordinator
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Child characters represent and reflect wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds. Find out more on each, by clicking on the arrows. Memorable balloon characters represent a variety of important messages and reinforce the learning to maximise retention. Click here to download all the balloon messages. You can use this as a poster to introduce the characters, their names and messages.