Classroom and Illness Policies
Classroom and Illness Policies
I make every effort to keep the studio safe. Please tell me if there is anything further you would like me to do. Also, please be aware that for safety reasons we do not encourage moving around with rhythm sticks or sharp instruments. Putting instruments in mouths is a vital part of every child’s development and therefore we do not necessarily discourage this in our classes. However, we do ask that any instrument that goes in your child’s mouth be put in our ‘WET’ basket. All instruments are sprayed with a non-toxic antimicrobial spray after use in the classes.
Starting February 10, there will be a tiny Yorkshire Terrier puppy in the house who is not permitted anywhere near the studio or entrance area. You may not even notice him, or he might bark like a crazy dog when you first arrive. He will be barricaded away downstairs as I know not everyone is comfortable around pets. If there are any allergy concerns please let me know. Please note, Yorkies are a hypoallergenic breed.
If your child or you are sick, please do not attend class. There are many children who attend class who have compromised immune systems, as well as many pregnant women in attendance. Sometimes what seems like “just a little cold” in one child can cause another child to have serious complications. Please stay at home if you or your little one have, in the last 24 hours, had:
⇒ New or productive (cough with phlegm) cough
⇒ Contagious or weepy rash
⇒ Green or yellow runny nose
It is absolutely CRUCIAL that you do not attend class if you or your little is ill. There are some attendees who have the potential to develop life threatening complications if they contract RSV or any other respiratory virus. Please take advantage of the OpenCLAP makeup classes when you are healthy instead. Contact Claire for your promo code.
There are some allergies we need to be aware of as well. There are children who attend classes with serious life threatening allergies to all peanut products and lavender. If you’ve had peanut products for breakfast please make sure there’s none left on hands, face or clothes, and please consider leaving all diffuser jewellery at home. Please let me know if you have a life threatening allergy to anything not listed.
Talking in Class:
You are your child’s role model. Please save your talking to other parents for before and after class, NOT during class. It is distracting to the teacher and children.
Each class is restricted to 8 enrolled children and their caregiver. Spouses, grandparents, aunties, uncles etc. may be able to come check us out, but please check in with Claire before bringing anyone extra, so we don’t overcrowd the room. A 1:1 ratio is encouraged.
Bucket Car Seats:
Please try to avoid bringing the portable bucket car seats into the studio. Space is at a premium. If it is unavoidable to leave them in the car, I will need to ask you to store them in the mudroom next to the studio for the duration of the music class.
All MOBILE (crawling or walking) siblings must be registered and paid for if attending weekly. Sibling discounts are available by using promo code SIBDIS to save 30% on your second enrolment.
If older siblings sometimes need to attend due to PD/PA Days, March Break or Summer vacation, they are considered a drop in attendee and subject to drop in rates. ($15 + HST) and attendance is subject to space availability. Availability is not guaranteed.
OpenCLAP or Drop in Classes:
Classes that are open to anyone (OpenCLAP) are offered at least twice a month. The cost to attend an OpenCLAP class is $15.00 per child. If you are making up a missed class they are free of charge and you can get a promo code for them by contacting Claire directly. If you would like to try out an OpenCLAP class for the first time, please use promo code FREETRIAL to attend free of charge. If you would like to drop in on a WeeCLAP class already in session or bring a sibling that is not registered, please contact Claire to find out if there is any availability.
For 10+ week programs, if you request a refund before the 3rd week of classes, you will be refunded the pro-rated amount for the remaining weeks less a $30 administrative fee. There will be no refunds after the 3rd class. For 4 – 8 week sessions, refunds are only done for extreme circumstances at least 48 hours before the first day of classes and will be less any banking fees incurred. If you need to withdraw from class and choose to keep a credit for a future session, no banking fees will be charged. There will be no refunds for drop in or OpenCLAP classes.
Try to get to class a few minutes early. Give your child (and yourself) time to settle into the environment, as well as attend to diaper/potty needs, etc. Children respond well to ritual, and it is very important for you to be at class in plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Gathering Drum with your child.
Other Studio Notes:
***Please redirect children from standing, jumping or climbing on the Gathering Drums.
***Please redirect children from running in the studio.
***Please avoid bringing food or drink (except water) into the carpeted area of the studio.
*** Please use promo code THANKSFORREADING to save $10 on your next session.
THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING!