COME JOIN US FOR THE KINDERGYM AND TODDLER FUN!
Caring for Each Other: Dear Parents, Our classes are only as wonderful as they are safe, in both the physical and emotional sense. In order for that to happen, I ask that every adult bringing their Under 3 little ones be actively observing them as they climb and as they learn to share toys. All of us want to make new friends. To best enjoy our great space and the others in it, I ask that you remember to stay close by to your child, not be distracted with cellphone use and experience the pleasure of being part of this humming, exciting and connecting class!
CELLPHONES: Please come prepared to have a great time with your child; cellphone use makes this less likely and distracts from your involvement in the safety of your child, so we do not bring out cellphones during class time! We appreciate your loving, involved presence!!
REFUND POLICY: Classes paid for after the initial $12 trial Toddler class are not refundable, but you may give them to another interested family with Under 3s after contacting me in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Toddler and Kindergym classes must be used in the same session in which they are bought and do not carry over to a subsequent session.
NUT ALLERGIES AND OUTSIDE FOOD: We are a caring community and concerned for everyone’s safety. Please do not bring outside food into class, as it may contain allergens dangerous to some. You may want to feed your child something right before coming to class. All families take turns bringing cups and graham crackers on W/Th or challahs on Fridays to the Toddler classes once over each session.
FOOTWEAR: Please come prepared to take off your child’s shoes and socks and your shoes too. This means safer play and better balance!
ILLNESS: Children with coughs, fevers, and colds with coughs or non-clear noses should not attend class until they are well and will be asked to leave if they are clearly ill.
POTTY LEARNING: Since this is a process that evolves over time, children are encouraged to listen to their own rhythms. However, as a safety and cleanliness concern, your Under 3s in underwear should be brought to the bathroom to “try” when they arrive and be monitored by their carers/parents for signs of need to revisit the toilet during class. PLEASE alert me if your child is potty learning and in underwear when you come into class!! Our ballpit is particularly not a place for a child in underwear who has not been to the toilet recently, since we will need to shut it down if an accident occurs there. Many thanks for your positive support!!
OLDER SIBLINGS: I wish we could accommodate older kids but it isn’t feasible to say yes to one family and not others and the older children often don’t mix well with the little ones. I am sorry. If that means you aren’t able to attend one week, you can do a make-up later in the same session by coming additionally to any of the other classes I teach.
BABIES UNDER 9 months who are not yet crawling or scooting to move around are FREE! Upon their turning 9 months, families pay $10 per Kindergym dropin or $12 per Toddler class. Babies under 1 year who are not walking may join us at Toddler classes as $12 dropins. Upon turning age 1, all Toddler class attendees need to sign up for the session. All class tuition is per family with Under 3s, not per child/adults.**
AND HERE ARE OUR CLASS FAVORITE RECIPES:
Dawn’s Shabbat Chicken
1 whole chicken
2 cups orange juice
1 cup soy sauce
2 TBS curry powder
Cut up onion and place inside chicken
Add curry powder on top
Pour soy sauce and oj over chicken
Roast 350 degrees for at least 1.5 hours
Baste several times
Dawn’s Famous Banana Bread
Turn on oven to 350 degrees
Melt 1 stick marjarine or butter in microwave
Pour into loaf pan
Add 1 cup brown sugar and stir
Add 1 cup flour mixed with
1 tsp baking powder, stir
1 egg and stir
Heat 2 bananas in a dish in microwave
for 1-3 minutes until very hot
Add 1/2 bag chocolate chips and hot bananas to top of pan mixture and
stir until melted. Then mix through the entire pan
Bake about 30 minutes at 350 -until knife comes
out clean or for 25 minutes if you like it gooey