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Crossing Guard Train-the-trainer

There is no training planned for 2014 at this time. The PowerPoint for the course is available below under "Training Materials."

Adult crossing guards provide a critical role in helping school-age children cross streets safely. Yet, many crossing guards are community, parent, or teacher volunteers who may receive little or no training on how to properly and safely fulfill their responsibilities.

Because of the important role that crossing guards play in child safety and ensuring safe travel to and from school, it is imperative that crossing guards be properly trained. Not only will such training help to protect student walkers and cyclists on their way to and from school, but a properly trained crossing guard may help to reduce safety or liability concerns. Properly trained crossing guards will ensure that motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians follow the rules of the road, thus ensuring student safety—a priority for both the school and parents.

This one-day train-the-trainer class, offered by the PA SRTS Resource Center, focuses on teaching adults how to be effective, efficient, and safe crossing guards. Participants will learn adult training techniques and be given the hands-on practice necessary to return to their communities and set up similar training geared to local crossing guards. From understanding the behavior of children to knowing what to wear and where to stand, participants will return home with the skills they need to teach others how to be safe, effective crossing guards.

Specifically, the course will cover the following classroom and practical components:

Classroom:

  • State and federal law and regulations
  • Roadway hazards
  • Characteristics of children - behavior, physical capabilities
  • Crossing guard qualifications, roles, and responsibilities
  • Crossing guard equipment and attire
  • Crossing guard positioning
  • Crossing guard procedures
  • Review and discussion

Practical:

Following the classroom portion of the course, participants will have an opportunity to apply what they learned with role playing and practice scenarios.

Who should attend:

Adult crossing guards, municipal police officers, fire department officers, school district transportation personnel, public works supervisors, or anyone responsible for training adult crossing guards

Course schedule:

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch on your own)

Course dates and locations:

There is no training planned for 2014 at this time. The PowerPoint for the course is available below under “Training Materials.”

Instructors:

Nationally recognized trainers who are experts in the crossing guard curriculum.

Registration fee:

There is NO CHARGE to attend this Safe Routes to School training, which is funded by PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.