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 are 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. I am 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/summer mini-session. Please note no refunds will be given after the first of the month/summer mini-session.

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

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 know 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.

Classes

There are 32 classes guaranteed for the full school year enrollment.  Monthly rate is a prorated rate of that number of classes 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.

Unlike the continuous school year, summer classes run in individual sessions with a specific number of classes.

Please note session dates are outlined on our calendar at http://www.pathways-to-learning.com/calendar/

Class Cancellations

4 teacher cancellation days are built into our school year. If more than 4 teacher cancellation days are needed, classes may be added to the semester or scheduled during planned “breaks” at our discretion.  You may reschedule any classes you miss using our makeup scheduler online. Your enrollment must be active to schedule make up classes. 

The following waiver form will be required at registration

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.

# Classes for school year enrollment = 32

# Classes for short summer sessions = 4