Pathways to Learning Policies

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We are happy to welcome you to Kindermusik at Pathways to Learning family. Please take a moment to review our policies. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or by email.

General Policies

Our Mission at Pathways to Learning, Inc Kindermusik is to provide your family with a class that promotes Joy, Safety, and Value.

Joy

Children are sponges and we love giving them wonderful things to soak up, and music is one of the most wonderful things in my life. Each and every Kindermusik activity is based on research and designed for whole child learning at  specific developmental stages.  The fun and joy you will experience in class is part of the community we are building together.

Our joyful task is to facilitate these activities, share information about your growing child, and provide opportunities to strengthen YOUR BOND with your child. YOU are your child's most important teacher.

Safety

We am committed to a classroom that is clean and healthy for your family, and ensuring that participation is safe for all those involved. Our instruments and manipulatives are cleaned and sterilized regularly. Hand sanitizer, tissues, and disinfecting wipes are always available, as are areas for changing diapers. Nursing mothers are welcome to nurse anywhere they are comfortable.

Everyone will be asked to remove their shoes in the classroom.  Young children learn a lot from the stimulation on the bottoms of their feet, plus it helps us keep the classroom space clean for everyone. You may wish to wear socks and are welcome to bring slippers if it makes you more comfortable. 

If you or your child are sick, please be considerate of other children and adults in our classes and stay home to get better. Opportunities for makeup classes are available with other classes in your child's age group, so get well!

For the safety of our babies siblings, younger than 5, are not permitted to attend Kindermusik Foundations Level classes. The whole family is invited to participate in the Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 Sharing Time at the end of class. Please let your teacher know if you have other situations involving a non-enrolled sibling? We can work things out on an individual basis.

Value

You have made a financial investment in my program, and we want to be sure you know how to get the full value of this commitment. First, be excited about coming to class consistently and on time (studio is open to you 10 minutes prior to your class start time). Research shows that the continuity and longevity of an ongoing Kindermusik experience is the greatest benefit to your child's development. We will regularly evaluate the appropriateness of each specific curriculum for your child and be sure they are receiving the best experience possible each and every class.

Second, commit to spending time with your child using your home materials frequently. It builds their confidence, positively influences their class experience, expands their learning, and strengthens their bond with YOU.

Thirdly, make a note of the many FREE opportunities and resources available as to you as a Kindermusik family, such as online articles and downloads, and Bonus Days (for bringing a friend) and scheduling unlimited make up classes. We are dedicated to you as a support professional (check your email regularly and join our facebook page to stay up-to date.)

Remember, with our unique subscription model, you can join us at any time.  And you don't have to worry about payment.  We'll automatically charge your credit/debit card for tuition on the 1st of each month.  Your spot is always saved for you but if you need to pause your enrollment at any time, just let us know before the 1st of the month. Please note no refunds will be given after the first of the month.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed! If you aren't completely happy with your Kindermusik experience please let us know!

Warmly The Pathways to Learning  Kindermusik Team

 Class dates for the school year 2018-19

September 5, 2018 – May 31, 2019

No classes the following dates (**subject to change)

November 21 - November 25, 2018  (Thanksgiving Break)

December 23, 2018 – January 2, 2019 (Winter Break)

April 16  - April 22, 2019  (Spring Break)

May 25, 2017  - May 27, 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend)

There may be additional days off during the semester. There are 32 classes guaranteed for the full school year enrollment.  Monthly rate is a prorated rate of that number of classes guaranteed divided by the number of months it does not reflect a certain number of classes per month. Some months will have more classes than others and some will have less.  If you join us mid month your rate will be prorated for that month based on the date you join us.

Teacher assignment

Please note that we reserve the right to substitute an alternate Licensed Kindermusik Educator as teacher in any class as needed.  We will do our best to notify you in advance of any teacher changes so that you and your child knows who to expect in class.  Note that all of our teachers are fully licensed Kindermusik educators who receive extensive training and professional development.  It is our pleasure to work as team to provide you with the most consistent and high quality experience at our studio.

Class communication

 

There are a variety of ways we will try to communicate with you during the semester.  Periodically we will email class information, if you would like to get this information please be sure the emails kmwithmissbeth@hotmail.com and pathways2learninginc@gmail.com are in your address book and safe list. We am trying to post most other information about classes, photos from class, child development information etc on the facebook pages www.facebook.com/pathways2learning. Please visit us there for some great information.


Cancellations and Snow Policies

 

If for any reason we need to cancel a class (other than weather related) you will receive a phone call. Please make sure we have your phone number on file.  2 non weather teacher cancellation classes are built into the school year.

 

This year we will be making our own decisions regarding weather related closings. Check the class calendar for non weather related closings. Class cancellation information will be posted on Facebook by 8 am for morning classes and 3pm for afternoon classes - www.facebook.com/pathways2learning.  We also have an account with cancellations.com and will update there when there is a cancellation.  You can get emails from them whenever I post a cancellation.  If you have questions about whether a class will be canceled please call me after 7:30 am at 845-532-0726.  2 snow cancellation days are built into our school year. If needed beyond the built in days, classes for make-ups may be added to the semester or scheduled during planned "breaks."  We will do our best to make up classes missed due to weather.

We offer unlimited makeup classes which mean unlimited makeup classes as long as your enrollment is active. In addition, occasionally you can schedule additional weekly classes using the online make up scheduler. Please schedule makeup classes online by logging into your account and using our make up scheduling tool. If you have any trouble please contact me and I will assist with this process. 

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Kindermusik at Pathways to Learning Wavier Form

 

Continuing with your registration indicates your agreement to the above polices and the following liability waiver.  You must notify us if you wish to change your photo agreement status to no photos otherwise we will assume that your answer is yes.

 

I understand that this waiver applies to this enrollment, and all future enrollments.   I understand that space has been reserved for my child in the class time I have chosen and that I am entitled to unlimited makeup classes as long as my enrollment is active.  It is my responsibility to contact the studio with makeup requests in a timely manner.  I understand that the monthly payment option has been prorated and does not represent a certain number of classes per month, rather a number of classes for the entire enrollment period. I have read through the studio policies and understand them.  Furthermore, I release any and all rights and claims for damages against Beth Anspach, Pathways to Learning, Inc. and Kindermusik with Miss Beth and Friends in the unlikely event of injury sustained by myself, my child(ren), or assigned caregivers during the course of or as a result of the musical activities. I understand that it is my duty to inform any caregiver assigned to bring my child to class of this waiver.

 

* Photo Release: I do____ do not____  give permission for my child/ren to be photographed for promotional materials including flyers, web site/blog postings, in studio collages. I do so without expectation of compensation & with the understanding that these photos will be used exclusively by Pathways to Learning, Inc.  I also acknowledge that Pathways to Learning, Inc. may choose not to use my photo at this time, but may do so at its own discretion at a later date.  I agree to indemnify and hold harmless from any claims Beth Anspach, Pathways to Learning, Inc. or Kindermusik with Miss Beth & Friends.

 

PAYMENT Plans and information

 

Payment options for the 2017-18 School Year

Monthly Payments:  Automatically charged to debit/credit card on file the first of each month September - May. Final payment due May 1st. (classes end June 2nd)

 

Quarterly Payments (School year) (save 5%) 4 equal payments due

 1.       Upon enrollment

 2.       November 12, 2017

 3.       January 21,  2018

 4.       March 25, 2018

 

 Bi-annual payments  (Save 10%) 2 equal payments due

 1.       Upon enrollment

 2.      January 21, 2017

 

 Prorate

 Your tuition will be prorated from the date you enroll if you enroll beyond the start of the series.

 Available Discounts

 

Sibling discount - 10% discount on 2nd child enrolled from the same family, 30% discount on 3rd  child enrolled from the same family.


Family discount -  40% discount for additional children from the same family enrolled in the same class. (all-ages classes only)

 

 

Refund Policy

We offer the following refund policies. Only one policy will apply to the class your student is registered for. The class description and the registration process will identify the exact refund policy for the class you have chosen.

Studio Refund Policy
Deposits are not refundable, but tuition and materials fees are refundable if we are notified in writing or by email 2 weeks prior to the start of the class.

School year Refund/withdrawl
Your enrollment acknowledges your commitment to attending classes from your start date through the end of May, and secures your child's place in classes for the entire session. With the flexible scheduling and unlimited  classes, we hope you will be with us for the whole year and beyond.  Your spot is always yours but if you need to discontinue your enrollment at any time, just let us know in writing by the first of the new month. Monthly payments are charged on the 1st of each month, refunds for any given month will not be provided after the 1st of the month. If you have paid in quarterly or bi-annual payments and discontinue before the end of that period you will be charged the regular monthly rate before a refund will be offered.  

Privacy Policy

We promise to respect your privacy. We do not sell, rent, loan or transfer any personal information regarding our customers or their students to any third parties. Any information you provide about yourself or your students is held with the utmost care and security and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.

Information gathered on our web site is collected and used by us and SimplySignup. We will not collect any personal information about adults or students except when specifically and knowingly provided by them. If we collect any personally identifiable information about students, we will first obtain their parents' consent. Examples of personally identifiable information include full name and birth date.

Use of Information

Information collected by us is used internally by our authorized individuals for three main purposes. First, we may collect information for improving our site by seeing which areas, features, and products are most popular. Second, we may collect information in order to personalize the site for our customers. Third, we may collect personal information from visitors who request additional information about our studio, a Free Preview Class Coupon, or who choose to register for classes online.

We hope that you will want to provide information about yourself, because it will make your experience here more valuable to you. If you are comfortable sharing some basic information, you will receive enhanced services that are impossible to offer to anonymous users. Examples of such services may include email notices of special and discounted items, e-newsletters, and special mailings related to Pathways to Learning, including free developmental activities and special offers.

On occasion, we may also share non-personal, summary information regarding our customers with unrelated third parties (for example, we may publicly disclose the aggregate number of registered users of our web site). However, we will not share any personal information about any particular customer.

Security

Registering for class online is a completely safe experience!

We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)—the highest standard in online encryption technology—to ensure that your personal and credit card information remains secure. SSL encryption allows you to register with confidence, knowing that only you and Pathways to Learning have the ability to access your information.

Keeping customer information private and secure is a top priority.

Whenever you access a secure page on our site, the information you send is immediately encrypted for your protection. There are two simple ways to see if you are on a secure page:

  • Look at the URL (website address) in your browser. If you are connected to a secure server, the URL will always begin with "https" rather than "http."
  • Most browsers display an icon that indicates whether or not you have a secure connection. Look for the unbroken key or closed lock icons in the bottom left or right corner of your browsers.