Kindermusik Policy 2014/2015
Choosing a Class
The age recommendations outlined for Kindermusik classes have been carefully constructed to best group children in an age and developmentally appropriate way. Therefore, it is important that your child be at least the minimum age by the start of the semester for the class in which you are enrolling. If you have concerns about your child’s success in a particular age range, we are happy to discuss your child’s needs and to work with you to place him/her in the best class suited.
Due to limited class sizes and the delicacy of the younger class setting, Kindermusik classes can only accommodate non-enrolled siblings when the sibling is young enough to stay contented in a car carrier or stroller. However, emergency situations are considered so please call if we can help.
At-Home Materials Fees
At-Home Materials are required for each Kindermusik class three times per season. At-Home Materials fees are due on the first of September 2013, December 2013 and March 2014.
Fees are as follows:
Village (0-18 months): $45 + GST
Our Time (18-36 months): $60 + GST
Imagine That (3-5 yrs): $75 + GST
Making the Most of Kindermusik Classes
Plan to arrive about 5-10 minutes early for class. Arriving a little before class provides time for your child to settle in to the musical environment as they prepare to enjoy exploring instruments, reading books or listening to music.
We do request that toys, juice, cups and pacifiers be kept out of sight, and that snacks are finished prior to class. Be sure to dress comfortably.
Please bring a small blanket to use during class.
During class, the most important thing you can do for your child is to be an active and patient role model. It is not uncommon for a child to attend several classes before feeling comfortable in class. Don’t be discouraged – what a child is absorbing in class is often evidenced in the comfort of the home environment rather than in a certain level of participation in class. The understanding and consistency of the parent or caregiver in class and at home are key to facilitating musical learning and growth.
Parents are welcome to visit before or after class, but not during class time, please! When you are an active, focused, enthusiastic participant in the class activities, your child will model your actions and focus more fully too.
You and your child will enormously benefit from the Kindermusik experience, especially if you make active use of your At-Home Materials. Frequent reinforcement at home throughout the week makes all the difference in a child’s comfort and participation in the classroom.