FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Every child is unique. Each family is specific and special. We invite parents to inquire on an individual basis about any concern or question they have.  PLAY Kids is a community, a safe space for all our students and neighbors.

 

To aid current and prospective families best explore and understand PLAY Kid a bit better - we share some frequent questions and feedback received.

 

Not finding your answer? Let us know, we are all ears - doing what it takes to get you PLAYing with us!

Best PLAY Space Practices (Dress code, Food policies and more):

How can I contact my child’s teacher? Will I receive updates from teaching staff?


You can contact any teacher, administrative or executive staff by calling or emailing the school. Education and enrichment educators do send periodic updates via email to families. Also, the school as a whole also sends news and noteworthy e-Newsletters. Parents are welcome to reach out independently as well - whatever the issue, ask, or concern we are open.




How is feedback offered? Shared or heard? End of semester check-ins?


Those who seek to offer feedback and updates on and for specific reasons not addressed in general communication are invited to call or email the school, and/or arrive early for possible short discussion with staff. For longer conversations, calling or emailing to set a focused time is optimal. We treasure your input.




What will my child learn at PLAY Kids?


Two answers here:

  1. Fitness, Dance, Robotics, Music, Visual Art and French
  2. Life skills like mindfulness, cooperation, listening, self-awareness, sharing and compromise, kindness, communication, community conscious and infinitely more.
PLAY Kids staff and leadership hold a long, successful track record for quality enrichment focused, academically enhancing education and classes, as well as teaming with parents and families to raise generations of warm, confident, happy kids.

Test-prep box checking is NOT what we do: we enhance, support, and build creative thinkers, stellar students, and well rounded JR global citizens.




Is homework time factored into the daily schedule?


Ah homework - that “laundry of the school day” a necessary, effective weekly “chore” that too often receives a bad rep. Never fear - PLAY’s monitored homework time for older children reframes independent style and reduces the tired late night stress of combing through handouts at the dinner table. After snacks and enrichment classes - students in the afterschool enrichment program can commit to quiet school work before returning to the PLAY space.
Assistance with French devoirs (aka Homework)? Just say “s'il vous plaît”! Francophone help is in the HOUSE!




How is discipline addressed?


Each and every member of our PLAY Kids community is equally responsible for upholding PLAY standards of a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment. Though there are rules and a daily schedule at our school - enforcement is less a focus then a commitment to uphold and participate in a flow of the day and positive peer interaction. PLAY teaches students in a wide variety of enrichment offerings - dance, robotics, fitness, literature, drama, and more - as well as socially conscious life skills such as kindness, listening, and cooperation. In the event that there is a cause for an occurrence or pattern to be addressed - PLAY staff shall do so in a manner that mirrors the inclusive and communicative atmosphere we teach our students. Parents are invited to participate in the cohesion of our school. Each of us learning, growing, and improving together.





Medical Concerns & Emergencies

What schools do you pick up from?


PLAY Kids staff collects students from: PS 31, PS 110, PS 132, & PS 34 at 2:30 PM each afternoon. School pick is an option parents can choose upon registration for an additional $10 per day.




Will my child be walking or taking mass transit?


Brooklyn is for walking! All our pick up locations are a quick trot from PLAY Kids. Educators and PLAY staff meet and escort student by foot to PLAY each afternoon. As with all we do - we PLAY it safe. Walking together as a group is an excellent opportunity to reinforce street safety skills such as paying attention, being mindful of other pedestrians, patiently waiting for others, and vigilant crosswalk crossing.




What about the weather? Rain, snow, sleet, and temperature extremes - how does that affect pickups and outside PLAY?


Weather can’t dampen our PLAY day! However, it is essential that parents properly prepare students for weather conditions and seasonal changes. Staff will do all they can to make sure the trip is pleasant. However, we do ask parents to prepare their child’s clothing and gear (umbrella, footwear, etc) in coordination with the daily forecast. Outdoor playtime is reserved for warmer, drier days. Other afternoons we laugh and sing indoors, regardless of the precipitation or troubling thermostat readings.




Help! I am running late? What happens now?


No sweat! PLAY Kids after school program and open play ends at 6 PM. To accommodate busy and unpredictable life and work schedules (we get it - we are parents too!), PLAY offers late pickup until 7 PM for an additional $15. Late Pick up can be arranged on an as-needed basis within 24 hours notice please. Late night pick up is to be paid at the time the parent arrives, or in advance.




What is the PLAY Kids After School refund policy?


Full refunds are available for after school enrichment up to two weeks before the start of the semester. Between two weeks and the start of the given semester, a 50% refund is available. Refund conditions are based upon enrollment, not attendance. Refunds or a proration cannot be granted for absences due to illness or vacation. Refunds will be considered in the case of overpayments or fees paid after the cancellation notice (please allow two weeks). There will be no refund in the event that your child is suspended or discharged from the program. 50% of refund is returned to original form of payment, remaining percentage is issued in the form of PLAY Kids credit. Credit valid for up to 3 months.




Unforeseen mid-semester removal or extended absence:  My child needs to pause or end their participation in the program - please assist!


Bummer! Occasional absences happen - we get it! To accommodate this scheduling shake ups, PLAY Kids extends TWO make up classes to every registering family.




Registration timing: When can I register? How early? How late? Deadlines for payment, documentations, more…?


Early registration has MANY advantages. PLAY caps classes. Interested families are encouraged to save their spot as early as they are able. Early Bird registration deals occur at the start of each semester - save cash, save your spot, preserve precious piece of mind.




Does PLAY Kids accept payment in installments? Is there a late payment policy/penalty?


PLAY Kids DOES offer installment payments. There is an additional $15 per week a payment is late. Bounced check fee is $25.




I want to upgrade to the 5 day After School program: What are the mid semester arrangements?


Sure thing! Simply contact us for mid semester prorate options - we’ll get you PLAYing straight away.




Does PLAY offer any sibling pro-rated options? Gift Certificates? Ongoing or one-time discounts, deals and specials?


Bring the whole family! PLAY Kids after school program offers a 10% sibling discount. As well as an array of eye popping, irresistible, PLAYful wallet friendly perks and packages: 10% off Early Bird Enrollment 10% off Birthday parties 10% off mini-day camps throughout the year (MLK Day, Lunar New Year, etc.) 10% off Summer Camp (Sells out EVERY Season!) Movie Night/Date Nights - 1 free movie night per semester *** 20% maximum discounts per family per semester




May I make up a missed day or lesson?


Kids get sick, we get it. Every registration includes 2 make up class options per semester.





Teacher/Parent Communication

How can I contact my child’s teacher? Will I receive updates from teaching staff?


You can contact any teacher, administrative or executive staff by calling or emailing the school. Education and enrichment educators do send periodic updates via email to families. Also, the school as a whole also sends news and noteworthy e-Newsletters. Parents are welcome to reach out independently as well - whatever the issue, ask, or concern we are open.




How is feedback offered? Shared or heard? End of semester check-ins?


Those who seek to offer feedback and updates on and for specific reasons not addressed in general communication are invited to call or email the school, and/or arrive early for possible short discussion with staff. For longer conversations, calling or emailing to set a focused time is optimal. We treasure your input.




What will my child learn at PLAY Kids?


Two answers here:

  1. Fitness, Dance, Robotics, Music, Visual Art and French
  2. Life skills like mindfulness, cooperation, listening, self-awareness, sharing and compromise, kindness, communication, community conscious and infinitely more.
PLAY Kids staff and leadership hold a long, successful track record for quality enrichment focused, academically enhancing education and classes, as well as teaming with parents and families to raise generations of warm, confident, happy kids.

Test-prep box checking is NOT what we do: we enhance, support, and build creative thinkers, stellar students, and well rounded JR global citizens.




Is homework time factored into the daily schedule?


Ah homework - that “laundry of the school day” a necessary, effective weekly “chore” that too often receives a bad rep. Never fear - PLAY’s monitored homework time for older children reframes independent style and reduces the tired late night stress of combing through handouts at the dinner table. After snacks and enrichment classes - students in the afterschool enrichment program can commit to quiet school work before returning to the PLAY space.
Assistance with French devoirs (aka Homework)? Just say “s'il vous plaît”! Francophone help is in the HOUSE!




How is discipline addressed?


Each and every member of our PLAY Kids community is equally responsible for upholding PLAY standards of a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment. Though there are rules and a daily schedule at our school - enforcement is less a focus then a commitment to uphold and participate in a flow of the day and positive peer interaction. PLAY teaches students in a wide variety of enrichment offerings - dance, robotics, fitness, literature, drama, and more - as well as socially conscious life skills such as kindness, listening, and cooperation. In the event that there is a cause for an occurrence or pattern to be addressed - PLAY staff shall do so in a manner that mirrors the inclusive and communicative atmosphere we teach our students. Parents are invited to participate in the cohesion of our school. Each of us learning, growing, and improving together.





After School Program

What schools do you pick up from?


PLAY Kids staff collects students from: PS 31, PS 110, PS 132, & PS 34 at 2:30 PM each afternoon. School pick is an option parents can choose upon registration for an additional $10 per day.




Will my child be walking or taking mass transit?


Brooklyn is for walking! All our pick up locations are a quick trot from PLAY Kids. Educators and PLAY staff meet and escort student by foot to PLAY each afternoon. As with all we do - we PLAY it safe. Walking together as a group is an excellent opportunity to reinforce street safety skills such as paying attention, being mindful of other pedestrians, patiently waiting for others, and vigilant crosswalk crossing.




What about the weather? Rain, snow, sleet, and temperature extremes - how does that affect pickups and outside PLAY?


Weather can’t dampen our PLAY day! However, it is essential that parents properly prepare students for weather conditions and seasonal changes. Staff will do all they can to make sure the trip is pleasant. However, we do ask parents to prepare their child’s clothing and gear (umbrella, footwear, etc) in coordination with the daily forecast. Outdoor playtime is reserved for warmer, drier days. Other afternoons we laugh and sing indoors, regardless of the precipitation or troubling thermostat readings.




Help! I am running late? What happens now?


No sweat! PLAY Kids after school program and open play ends at 6 PM. To accommodate busy and unpredictable life and work schedules (we get it - we are parents too!), PLAY offers late pickup until 7 PM for an additional $15. Late Pick up can be arranged on an as-needed basis within 24 hours notice please. Late night pick up is to be paid at the time the parent arrives, or in advance.




What is the PLAY Kids After School refund policy?


Full refunds are available for after school enrichment up to two weeks before the start of the semester. Between two weeks and the start of the given semester, a 50% refund is available. Refund conditions are based upon enrollment, not attendance. Refunds or a proration cannot be granted for absences due to illness or vacation. Refunds will be considered in the case of overpayments or fees paid after the cancellation notice (please allow two weeks). There will be no refund in the event that your child is suspended or discharged from the program. 50% of refund is returned to original form of payment, remaining percentage is issued in the form of PLAY Kids credit. Credit valid for up to 3 months.




Unforeseen mid-semester removal or extended absence:  My child needs to pause or end their participation in the program - please assist!


Bummer! Occasional absences happen - we get it! To accommodate this scheduling shake ups, PLAY Kids extends TWO make up classes to every registering family.




Registration timing: When can I register? How early? How late? Deadlines for payment, documentations, more…?


Early registration has MANY advantages. PLAY caps classes. Interested families are encouraged to save their spot as early as they are able. Early Bird registration deals occur at the start of each semester - save cash, save your spot, preserve precious piece of mind.




Does PLAY Kids accept payment in installments? Is there a late payment policy/penalty?


PLAY Kids DOES offer installment payments. There is an additional $15 per week a payment is late. Bounced check fee is $25.




I want to upgrade to the 5 day After School program: What are the mid semester arrangements?


Sure thing! Simply contact us for mid semester prorate options - we’ll get you PLAYing straight away.




Does PLAY offer any sibling pro-rated options? Gift Certificates? Ongoing or one-time discounts, deals and specials?


Bring the whole family! PLAY Kids after school program offers a 10% sibling discount. As well as an array of eye popping, irresistible, PLAYful wallet friendly perks and packages: 10% off Early Bird Enrollment 10% off Birthday parties 10% off mini-day camps throughout the year (MLK Day, Lunar New Year, etc.) 10% off Summer Camp (Sells out EVERY Season!) Movie Night/Date Nights - 1 free movie night per semester *** 20% maximum discounts per family per semester




May I make up a missed day or lesson?


Kids get sick, we get it. Every registration includes 2 make up class options per semester.





Remote Learning Drop Off Day Camp

Help! I am running late? What happens now?


PLAY Kids remote learning program dismisses at 2 PM. Caregivers should arrive 15 minutes prior. PLAY / LFBK reserves the right to charge a late fee of $15 per 15 minutes after scheduled dismissal time.




What is the PLAY Remote Learning refund policy?


Full refunds are available up to two weeks before the start of the semester. Between two weeks and the start of the given semester, a 50% refund is available. Refund conditions are based upon enrollment, not attendance. Refunds or a proration cannot be granted for absences due to illness or vacation. Refunds will be considered in the case of overpayments or fees paid after the cancellation notice (please allow two weeks). There will be no refund in the event that your child is suspended or discharged from the program. 50% of refund is returned to original form of payment, remaining percentage is issued in the form of PLAY Kids credit. Credit valid for up to 3 months. Should Play Kids facility need to remain closed in accordance with state and federal guidelines, future sessions will be rescheduled. The current monthly payment will be issued as a credited gift card. The gift card credit will be estimated according to the days of closure.




Registration timing: When can I register? How early? How late? Deadlines for payment, documentations, more…?


You may choose one day or up to five days a week. You can register for single sessions or commit to 10 drop off sessions monthly.
WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT REGISTRATIONS MADE IN ADVANCE (at least 7 days in advance for the upcoming week).




I want to upgrade to the After School program: Is it an option?


Sure thing! Simply contact us or just check our website for programs available currently.




Does PLAY offer any sibling pro-rated options? Gift Certificates? Ongoing or one-time discounts, deals and specials?


Bring the whole family! PLAY Kids programs offers a 10% sibling discount. As well as an array of eye popping, irresistible, PLAYful wallet friendly perks and packages: 10% off Multiday Registration for After School Program 10% off 10 Session Remote Learning Pack 10% off Birthday parties *** 20% maximum discounts per family per semester




May I make up a missed day or lesson?


No make up classes are available for Remote Learning program.




What equipment is required for Remote Learning?


We require that children will bring their laptops/tablets, chargers, headphones, list of logins/passwords as well as remote learning school instructions.





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