One manual – 60 pages – 1965
Six manuals – 300 pages – 1973


“INTRODUCING safety awareness and preventive procedures at the preschool age is extremely essential towards developing a safety attitude in our children.

SAFETY TOWN accomplishes that aspect. It equally enjoys many other benefists. The participation of teenagers, parents, organizations, corporations, city and school personnel, senior citizens.

Of major concern is to thoroughly explain the purpose of the program to parents and explain how – child development relates to their safety capabilities. Such areas as coordination; motor skills; spontaneous behavior; mental and physical skills; perceptual limitations; short attention span; muscular development, limits in making decisions; eye-hand coordination; language-vocabulary development; general exposure MUST be considered before safety information, material and instruction is given to our children.

The above is relatively new to many parents; therefore, an orientation must be held for the parents to explain the relationship of these area to their child’s development. This is EXTREMELY important and necessary for the parents to be involved to understand the purpose of the program. We DEFINITELY do not want the parents to assume that their child, after attending SAFETY TOWN is capable of handling many of their daily encounters… such as crossing the street alone.


“As children grow and develop, information they can comprehend should be introduced accordingly. Safety education must be looked upon and taught in proper sequential order, like math, reading, and any other subect” states Dorothy Chlad, Founder and President, National Safety Town Center.

Eight manuals – 750 pages – 1987



  • very detailed information on SPECIFIC committees needed to organize… and SPECIFIC responsibilities for each person.
  • clear and concise diagrams, pictures and samples to follow when planning and conductiong evrey aspect of the program.

(2 manuals)

  • new and expanded safety concepts… including water, swimming, boating, animal, child abuse, and many more.
  • incorporates specific teaching aids and extensive daily lesson plans for every safety concept. with more effective teaching methods involving greater individual classroom participation.


  • renovated procedures for properly training your teenage instructors… who are a very important part of your program.


  • step-by-step information for use in daily interaction with their group of children.


  • detailed, updated information on current safety concerns – with sources – which will tremendously assist the parents.


  • features 18 complete news releases covering organization and every aspect of operation. Just insert your program name and information.


  • enhanced and updated information about… NATIONAL SAFETY TOWN CENTER … the parent organization, and the complete history of … SAFETY TOWN.
  • highlights and pictures of National Safety Town Center and local program activities through the years.

National Safety Town Center is combining the importance of safety and reading to help our kids prevent accidents. We hope you will join us.

What a great way for kids to learn to enjoy reading while learning about safety. They enjoy the simple text along with the bright, colorful illustrations. Each book contains 32 pages 8″ x 10″.

“So very little has been written for the very young on safety education that Dorothy Chlad’s Safety Town series is to be applauded and welcomed.” – School Library Journal.

Dorothy Chlad has consulted for the TV program “Sesame Street” with Jim Henson’s Muppets.

She has received numerous local, state, national and international awards including the President’s Volunteer Action Award from President Ronald Reagan and the World Traffic Safety Award

“This was the first series of safety education books (13) for the very young children” said Thomas Winter, President, Childrens Press.

(Since 1950 Childrens Press was a leading publisher of children’s books, with international distribution.)

The books were printed in hardbound and paperback in English and Spanish and translated into Korean by the Seoul Korean Safety Education Association.

The first four books, streets – fire – strangers – matches, were released in 1982)

Honors awards were presented by the Children’s Reading Round Table of Chicago

Chlad’s had four purposes for the books:

  • Children – to enjoy the pictures and read on their own
  • Parents – to read and discuss with children
  • Teachers – to stimulate communication and creativity
  • Uniformed Personnel – to encourage sharing experiences

“Cover the words on a page and then ask the children what is the picture telling you – is an excellent method of developing creativity” suggests Chlad.

The books and card games were on display at bookstores where the author signed books for the children.