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Huntington Pre-School Children Get A Lesson On Respecting Law Enforcement

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – Police officers have been visiting the toddlers and pre-school-aged children at Rainbow Chimes School in Huntington, Long Island.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall Hears From The Little Children

If children respect law enforcement, they will be less likely to commit crimes as adults and Meredith Wiley of the group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids said quality, early education makes a big difference.

“You’re not really telling them ‘Don’t commit crimes.’ What you’re doing is you’re working with the teachers. We’re working to get a statewide uniform standard set, which has curriculum that is designed to teach kids things like taking turns, sharing,” she says.

Alan Kasof, the school’s director, says it’s part of their curriculum.

Kasof says having the children show respect to police officers, encouraging them to pay attention in class and sharing toys makes a difference.

“Humanizing police officers and law enforcement is a very important aspect of what we teach here from the time that they’re toddlers,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

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  • Vic

    Teching kids to share in pre-school will keep them from committing crimes later??? Yeah, this sounds like another BS non-profit that will say anything to their names in the spotlight. I would like to see proof of this!

  • Moral Truth

    They should train young black and latino children to respect the law before they decide to join gangs.

  • HooDatIS?

    train a child up in the way it should go and when it grows old it will not depart
    viait my blog

  • nypj

    how about if law enforcement respect the citizens… they will be more likely to respect the laws and law enforcement… not not of this raping drunk girls, taking payoffs to fix tickets, doing hits for the mob, and all of the other dirt that these pigs have been doing…

  • chicky

    a silly waste of time

  • lawrence j

    keep these doosh bags out of the schools. they have no business being there.

    • Brian

      Sounds like someone was never taught how to respect authority as a baby.

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