Child FAQs

Summer Program Child FAQs

Q. How do I register my child for the summer of 2020?
A. Due to COVID-19, Summer Program 2020 has been cancelled. Summer 2021 will open registration to students entering 2nd grade to accommodate for any students not able to attend during summer 2020.

Q. How do I register my child for the summer of 2021?
A. Online Registration dates for 2021 are still being determined.

Q. How much does the week long program cost?
A. The cost for the 2021 summer program is still being determined. Scholarships are available based on financial need. To request a scholarship, please email

Q. How old should my child be to attend Safety Town?
A. The Safety Town Summer Program is designed for children entering Kindergarten or First Grade in the fall. However, due to COVID-19, Summer 2021 will open registration to students entering 2nd grade to accommodate for any students not able to attend during summer 2020.

Q. How do I know if my child is ready to attend Safety Town?
A. Children should be able to sit still and quietly for up to 15 minutes while the community workers do their presentations. They should also be able to pedal a small four-wheel bike. Children not able to do both should wait until they are going into First Grade to enter the program.

Q. How many children are placed in a group?
A. There are 4 children in each group. While registering you will have the opportunity to request up to 3 children to be in your child’s group. We will do our best to honor all requests.

Q. What are the dates and times of the 2021 Safety Town Summer Program?
A. There will be multiple sessions and times posted by March 2021.

Q. What if I do not see the session that I want to register my child?
A. When the sessions are full, you can add your child to the waitlist for the session. When an opening occurs, you will be contacted and payment will be due upon acceptance.

Q. Are there make-up classes?
A. Unfortunately, there are no make-up classes. If there are handouts from a missed class, you can pick them up at the office.

Q. Can I get a refund if I want to cancel my session?
A. No, registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. You may switch sessions if they are still available for a $10 fee. If you need to switch your session, please email Requests to change your sessions must be received 5 days before the start of your child’s session.

Q. Are there weekend classes available?
A. We will be offering Saturday Essentials Sessions summer 2021. The Saturday Essentials class do not offer all of the same experiences or lessons. They are a one day, 3-hour abbreviated class intended for children who cannot attend the entire week program. Snacks will not be provided. The cost for Saturday Essentials Session is $40.

Q. What are the payment options?
A. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa and MasterCard.

Q. How will I find out my child has been registered for a session?
A. After you have completed the registration process, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided. It will confirm the dates and times for your child’s session. In addition, this email contains helpful information about what to expect during your child’s session.

Q. What if I don’t receive a confirmation email?
A. If you have completed your registration and did not receive an email confirmation soon after registering, please email your child’s name and your email address to

Q. Do I need to live in Naperville to register for the Summer Program?
A. We welcome all children from any city or state to our program. There is no price difference based on residence.

Q. Can I register more than one child?
A. You can register up to 4 of your own children at a time. Each parent should only register their own children.

Q. Can I register a friend’s child?
A. You may not register a friend’s child. By signing up another child (who is not your own), you are forging the consent of the other parent, since the waiver includes unforeseeable issues that may arise with the children’s safety. It puts you at risk for the other child’s liability, and it places Safety Town at an increased risk also.

Q. Where are the summer sessions held?
A. The sessions are held at Naperville Safety Town: 1320 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL  60540

Q. Does my child need to bring anything with them to Safety Town?
A. Bikes are provided, and while we stress the importance of wearing helmets, the children do not wear helmets on Safety Town bike days due to logistical constraints.

Q. Are snacks provided at Safety Town?
A. No, we do not serve any snacks during the session, but water is provided throughout the session as needed.

Q. Can my child bring their medication with them?
A. Any medication must be left with Safety Town staff. It must be in the original container, and be clearly labeled with your child’s full name, directions for administration and expiration date. Additional questions may be directed to During registration you will need to indicate your child’s medical needs and sign a medical waiver.

Q. Do parents attend with their child or is this a drop off program?
A. This is a drop off program and parents do not stay with their children. There is a walking path and a few parks nearby for parents who like to stay close by for various reasons.

Q. Can my child with special needs attend Safety Town?
A. Safety Town has partnered with Western DuPage Special Recreation Association to provide a Safety Town experience for children with special needs. Please contact WDSRA at 630-681-0962 or to inquire about this special program.

Q. Who runs Naperville Safety Town?
A. Naperville Safety Town, its programs, and facility are completely operated and maintained by volunteers. Safety Town works in cooperation with community workers to offer it’s many programs. Income generated from our Summer Program is used to maintain the buildings and grounds and run programs. No tax dollars are used to support the facility.