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

My child has a nut allergy - how allergy secure is PLAY?


So many in our child and adult community need be cautious to avoid nuts. To keep everyone at PLAY safe - we choose to just say “no” to nuts on the premises. If you or your child is allergic, do be aware we do not check or inspect bags. Thus if there is a particular sensitivity or concern, please speak to staff and do be sure we have access to necessary emergency precautions and procedures.




Sick child policy?


If a child expresses or demonstrates feeling less than tip-top, PLAY staff will contact the parent or guardian ASAP. Please do be sure to share relevant, up-to-date contact information for this and other purposes. Upon school pick up should the child’s school or teach inform us that a student is unwell, the parent or designated emergency contact will be reached when the child arrives at PLAY. Please take measures to pick up your child early should this occur. The under-the-weather child will wait in quiet play until they are picked up and taken home for family-time TLC




Sick day absences and makeups?


Each registering family enjoys TWO make up classes per semester as part of their enrollment package.




Do you or can you administer First Aid and what does that entail?


All staff working with and around children is CPR and basic First Aid trained. Outside of lifesaving measures - we have band-aides, ice packs, reassurance, and consultations on hand. Any mishap or boo-boo is reported to parents immediately




What is your health policy during the pandemic?


PLAY follows strictly enforced pandemic precautions that include wearing a face mask requirement, social distancing, temperature check at the entrance, check-in forms. The space is cleand and disinfected multiple times a day. Hand sanitzers, disinfecting wipes are provided. For more information please check our Pandemic Handbook.





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

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.