Class Policy and Guidelines

Here is a list of class policies & guidelines designed to keep our classes running smoothly and focused on making music!

CANCELLATIONS: Class may be canceled due to weather, teacher illness or other unavoidable circumstance. If a class must be canceled we will do our best to extend the semester by a week. If that isn’t possible, you can do makeup in another class. If a class needs to be canceled it will be posted on Facebook, our website, and we will send out a class e-mail / SMS.

RELEASE OF PHOTOS TAKEN IN CLASS: I hereby grant permission to Mums n Munchkins to use my photographs taken in class on its Website, Facebook page or in Mums n Munchkins without further consideration. At no time will names of children be used. I will make no monetary or another claim against Mums n Munchkins for the use of the photograph(s)/video. I also acknowledge Mums n Munchkins may choose not to use my photo at this time but may do so at its own discretion at a later date. If you do not wish any photos to be taken of your child, please indicate on the registration form in the comment section. Thank you.

ILLNESS -If you or your child is sick we ask you to please refrain from attending classes in order to ensure the well being of all of our families. If your children or yourself have been exposed to a contagious ailment, please notify the office immediately so that we can inform the rest of the parents in the class. We wash instruments and props, but, especially during the flu season, we encourage you to wash hands before and after class or use antiseptic wipes.

GYM EQUIPMENT: Please do not allow children to climb or use gym equipment before or after class. This is not covered by mum n munchkins or gym insurance!

GUIDELINES TO CLASSES
Parents Participating with their Children

PARTICIPATION: In this class, it is very important for adults to participate! The children learn their attitudes and motivations from you, and you can help them become enthusiastic music-makers just by enjoying the class and participating fully. You will be an excellent model regardless of your musical ability —a sense of fun is all that is required. Please socialize before and after class so we may keep our 45 minutes together as musical as possible!

YOUR CHILD: Children have the amazing ability to teach themselves through play, and even the most well-meaning adult can disrupt that process by giving too much direction. Allow your child to experience the class in his or her own unique way… whether it’s by moving constantly, sitting and staring, tasting the instruments rather than playing them, etc. We know from working with children over the years that each child is busily processing the musical information, even if it is not apparent during class activities. Trust this process, relax, and let your child be, and you will begin to see new musical behaviors emerging as the semester progresses.

SAFETY: Please do give direction for safety, however. We do not allow running in class, please redirect your child to skip, hop or walk rather than run.

RULES & REGULATIONS :
1. Please avoid feeding your child during class.
2. Singing and doing actions are mandatory for all Mommies.
3. Kindly refrain using your cell phone.

TIMELINESS: Please arrive a few minutes before your class so we may begin on time! It will make your child’s adjustment easier. It is often difficult for a child to enter a class already in session. Please make a point to be here for the Hello Song, so your child feels properly welcomed. When you do come into the classroom, please remove everyone’s shoes and make name tags for yourself and your child(ren).

FOOD & TOYS: We prefer to keep our 45 minutes together as musical as possible. We request that you leave toys at home so your child can focus on the class. Please feel comfortable to nurse or bottle feed your baby in class, but we ask that you limit food or drink in the classrooms. Drinks can be kept in your bag for a “quick sip” if necessary. If your child needs a snack, please take them outside the circle to avoid inspiring other young snackers. Please be courteous to keep the room clean.

THE CRYING OR OVER EXCITED CHILD: If your child becomes overly upset in class (crying or throwing a tantrum), you may need to take your child outside the classroom until they calm down, then come back to continue. It may take several weeks before children at this age feel totally comfortable in a group setting and understand the parameters set in the classroom. Don’t worry; children have their own timetables. Our experienced teachers will help you along with this learning process. Please feel free to talk to your teacher if you have any concerns or questions.

GUESTS: Adult caregivers are welcome at any time. Please read and explain these guidelines to them before they come. We request that, if possible, visitors participate rather than watch. Siblings and friends need to register with the Parks and Rec office but are welcome! Please try to let us know in advance of guest attendance.

CAMERAS: We allow for photography/filming of your child on our last day of class. We also tend to share the photos that we have taken so you won’t miss ours on any musical memories! Also, please share your photos/videos on our facebook page!

*****If your child has had fever, vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours, please do not bring them to class.*****
Help us keep everyone healthy!

Thank you for reading our policies and guidelines. When you go to the registration page you must sign that you have read and agree to the policies and guidelines set forth by Mums n Munchkins.

If you have any questions regarding such policies please feel free to call me at 9980128595 or email me – shaista@mumsnmunchkins.com Thank you.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on the reasons behind our class structure, philosophy, and more, check out our FAQ page!

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