In each class we strive to create a musically rich, developmentally appropriate environment where the whole family can enjoy music and nurture skills at the level right for each child. Mixed aged classes provide a rich learning environment because children of different ages thrive when they interact with each other. The babies are fascinated by the older children and the older kids enjoy helping and sharing. This approach is based on research form music education, early childhood development and family relationships.
Can I bring my older sibling to class?
We know that sometimes school takes breaks and you have 2 children instead of 1 to care for. Please feel free to bring your older sibling. We recommend donating to our scholarship fund ($5 or $10 dollars) at the time of your next registration, but do not require payment for an individual class if an older sibling needs to attend. If the older sibling will be attending regularly, they will need to register and pay the sibling tuition.
What if I miss a class during a session?
We offer 2 makeup classes during a session. Scheduling of makeups is done online. Your teacher or center director will supply you with instructions on how to do this once registered in a class.
• Makeups must be made during the session in which class is missed.
• Makeups are not available unti the 2nd week of class; we do not offer makeups during the 1st week of classes
• Makeups do not carry over to the next session. Therefore, we encourage you to use your makeups.
Can I switch to a different class?
If there is availability in the class in which you want to transfer, we can most likely accommodate this request.
What if I start classes after the semester begins?
We do not accept families after the 2nd week of class, so if you join in those 2 weeks, we do offer 2 makeups during a session. We do not prorate for missed classes.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
If you cancel before classes start, you will receive a full refund. We do not issue refunds or credits unless you have a medical or family emergency (death in the family or debilitating injury). We will not issue credits or refunds for non-emergency reasons such as nap times changing, a conflict with another activity or starting preschool. It is up to you to make necessary adjustments to be able to attend your registered class.
If a credit is given you have one year from when it was given to use it. Credits cannot be converted back to a cash or credit card refund - no exceptions.
Anything else a parent should know?
Please do not bring food or toys into the classroom. Please arrive on time to class. Both of our locations are "no shoes" facilities, so please remove your shoes before sitting down in the circle. We have an Attendance & Other Class Policies page that you can refer to as well.