1. When is drop-off in the morning? Our doors open at 8:40 am (please do not come earlier than 8:40 - we will still be seeing to last minute details). Class officially starts at about 9:00 am. If you registered for early drop off, children will be welcomed in at 8 am.
2. When is pick-up? Normal class ends at 3:00. Extended day runs from 3:00-6:00, you can sign up by the hour for 10$/hr.
3. What if I need After Camp but didn't sign up? No problem! Please contact us immediately if you know you will need After Camp, but didn't sign up. We will accommodate last minute sign ups as long as we have space. Parents who are more than 10 minutes late to pick up their children will automatically be charged for 1 hour of after camp.
4. Are nuts allowed? Yes, but NO Peanuts. We have a few kids coming during each mini camp session that we want to take special care of. Peanut allergies are dangerous because people can get a reaction just by inhaling "peanut" air. We will be checking lunches, but please keep peanuts at home to help other scientists have a safe week. If we take away snacks that contain peanuts, we will store them and you can take them home for another time. Cashews, Almonds and other nuts - that have to be ingested to cause reactions- are allowed but monitored.
5. What should my child bring each day?
1. A packed lunch (that does not contain any peanuts)
2. At least one snack & 2-3 snacks if the child will be staying for extended day (that do not contain any peanuts)
3. A water bottle
4. Rain gear, sunscreen, proper footware and clothing appropriate to seasonal weather (we will go outside every day). Please apply sunscreen before you drop children off.
5. A reusable tote to bring projects home.
6. What will my child be doing all day? TONS OF AMAZING ACTIVITIES! We will post a daily schedule and go over it with the scientists, but please feel free to check it out during drop-off or pick-up. You can also request a general day schedule at any time by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. From time to time, we will send home a list of questions so you can converse with your child about the kinds of work we are doing - who knows, you may even learn a thing or two yourself!
7. Do you let children go into the sprinklers when it's hot or play with snow when it's cold? We will let our scientists run through the sprinklers to cool off on a hot day, or handle some snow to observe its properties, but we don't really want anyone to get too soaked to be comfortable when we return to the space. If you have a child "prone" to getting soaked, feel free to send a change of clothes that we can store and return at the end of the session.
8. What is extended day like? We take a break and go outside and then bring children back in for a snack. Scientists get a bit of "choice" time with our cool science-y toys and then engage in fun, pre-planned activities geared towards making the most of their day with us.
9. Who is allowed to pick up my child? Child safety is exceptionally important to us! If you need to change the pick-up options you provided online, we must be notified in writing in advance of pick-up. We do not release children to adults other than those listed on your online form. We never release children to minors or let them leave unattended by an adult.