IMPORTANT Safety Info/Recipes

safety

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 much less likely and distracts from your involvement in the safety of your child. Cellphones MAY NOT APPEAR AT ALL during class time! You are welcome to take them and your child to the lobby if need be. 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 dawnie57@gmail.com. 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 non-clear noses through 5 days from onset should not attend class until they are well and families will be asked to leave-kindly- if they are clearly ill.

Adults must have the flu shot before flu season. Children must be vaccinated as per the schedule required by their pediatrician.

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:

PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

COOKED PLAYDOUGH

1 c. all-purpose white flour
1/4 c. salt
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 c. water
2 Tbsp. corn or canola oil
1 Tbsp. food coloring-or more

Put all ingredients in medium saucepan and cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly until it all pulls away from the pot’s sides. Remove from pan and knead until smooth, adding a bit of flour if needed to prevent too much stickiness. Let cool for 15 minutes, store in airtight container or Ziplock bag. No need to refrigerate.

 Dawn’s Shabbat Chicken
1 whole chicken
2 cups orange juice
1 cup soy sauce
2 TBS curry powder

1 onion
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
Add
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