The Poison Information – Always Ask Program was developed to educate young children about poisonous products that can be found in most homes. Volunteers visit public and private Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms throughout Montgomery County as well as county libraries and daycare facilities. They entertain the children with an educational program about “Yucky” products and “Yummy” products. The program is also presented to adults.
The volunteers tell a story, play a game, and sing a song—all done in a fun way but with a serious message. Children are taught to “Always Ask” before drinking or eating any unknown substances. Once a child learns to “Always Ask” and shares this message with his/her family, tragedies are prevented and lives can be saved.
Recently this Program expanded to include a “COVID-safe” video of the entire presentation, available to teachers in both English and Spanish.