Elementary School Tools
Elementary schools and community organizations can begin educating children (grades K-5) and their parents about safe and proper use of over-the-counter and prescription medications.
About the Smart Start Tools
The tools include:
- Parent Fact and Tip Sheets
- Student Workbooks (K-2 and 3-5)
- Program Overview (for school professionals)
Why Start So Early?
There is a startling trend in motion—the age of first abuse of prescription drugs is getting younger. Kids who begin using and abusing drugs at earlier ages are at greater risk for dealing with substance use disorders and addictions later in life.
By educating children as early as possible about medication safety, together we can work toward protecting them and their futures.