CANCELED, ABSENCES & “MAKE-UP” CLASSES
ATTENDANCE & MAKE-UPS
• Please make every effort to make it to class weekly and on time-it makes such a
difference in your child's comfort with the group. If your child needs to be absent
for any reason, it's helpful to drop me an email or call.
• The space made by your absence can allow another child to do a "make-up.”
• "Make-ups" for classes you miss can be arranged by attending another age-
appropriate class at another time during the semester, if available. Email me to let
me know you are coming.
• Make-ups for classes you miss are NOT guaranteed
• Make-ups must be completed in the same year where the class was missed
• No refunds for missed classes - see more below under REFUNDS
Weather: We do NOT follow the Liberty Public schools schedule. Please check our calendar
for class times and days. Also, just because LPS cancels for bad weather, we might not. Please
check the website, Facebook or email notices to see if class is cancelled for the day.
• If class is canceled due to weather or instructor illness, you will receive an email the night before or the day of classes.
PLEASE acknowledge the email. I will also post the cancellation at the top of the website on the home page. and on
• Canceled classes will be ‘made-up’ by extending the semester OR by the student attending another class during the week.
Make up classes might be proposed on days that are not your regular scheduled days.
Only one ‘weather’ day will be made-up. Classes can also be scheduled during a 'break,' such as Spring or Thanksgiving or
• No refunds for missed classes as your tuition payment reserves your child's space in class
for the entire month.
• Open materials are NOT refundable.
• If class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, your entire payment is refunded
All Kindermusik curricula have high-quality listening CD's, songbooks, and parent materials
which you will want to make a part of your family's regular out-of-class, at home enjoyment of
these programs. Recent research has shown that parental participation and support in the home
is the KEY FACTOR in fostering both musical and intellectual growth in these offerings.
SICK CHILD POLICY
• Please be considerate of other children when deciding whether or not your child (or yourself) is
healthy enough to attend class.
Please follow these guidelines and if your child (or you) has any of these symptoms, please keep
Fever within the last 24 hours
Runny nose with yellow or green mucus
Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
Rash or spots on skin, ringworm infection
Significant tiredness, irritability, crying
Uncontrolled coughing; Difficulty breathing, wheezing
Ask yourself this important question…if your child is healthy, would you want him/her playing
with another child that has your child’s symptoms? If the answer is no, please do not bring
him/her to class. If your child exhibits these symptoms, please be advised that in the interest of
safety for all children and adults present, you will be asked to leave and make-up the class at a
Siblings: Baby siblings who are in carseats or strollers are welcome during Village
or Our Time classes. Otherwise, please arrange for childcare during your
Kindermusik time. Older siblings are welcome to wait in the lobby, reading or
playing. Use your own judgement.
Kindermusik is a special time for you and your child. We encourage you to use the class time to
fully enjoy and participate in the activities with your child.
• In Kindermusik VILLAGE and OUR TIME, classes have parents participating fully in the entire
class and are a model to the child for having a good time with music-making.
• In Kindermusik IMAGINE THAT and YOUNG CHILD, classes have a "sharing time" the last 15
minutes of each class. During that time, you will get to share activities with your child and the
other families, and will be given specific materials for home enrichment during the week. Please
have these children bring all appropriate supplies/projects back to class each week.
Toddlers learn by discovery and imitation. So no matter what your voice sounds like or how silly
you feel, you are the child’s best teacher and they do what you to model for them.
Kindermusik is a shared family experience. Focusing on the activity will help the class
move along smoothly.
Encourage your child by describing what she did and showing your delight. Using phrases such as
“You rang the bells” or “You tapped your sticks very fast,” rather than “Good job” will foster
intrinsic motivation in your child and enhance her self esteem.
Allow your child his own response. Your child’s response may be to retreat to a corner or wander
around the room. Even if your child’s response is inward or different, it is still that child’s way of
learning. It is difficult for parents to watch their child sit motionless or do something completely
different than the rest of the class. Our philosophy asks for acceptance and respect of your child’
s response. We trust the child to interact within the environment when the child is ready. Please
refrain from manipulating your child’s response. It is appropriate to encourage and model.
Remember that Kindermusik is process oriented, not performance oriented.
It is perfectly normal for children to run, tumble, scream, cry and protest. And all children will do
these things. Please keep in mind, however, that some behaviors, although very natural for a
child, may be disruptive during an inside activity.
For parent of 3-5 year olds: Additionally, your child may react differently when you enter the
room. This is a typical 3-5 year old reaction. They may have been fully participating until you
enter, then shut down completely. Or they may have been perfectly behaved, and then suddenly
act-out when you enter.
If your child becomes upset or disruptive, please take her outside the room and set appropriate
boundaries before returning. This helps the class move smoothly and keeps all the children
Running is not permitted for the safety of the children. Also, please stop any
“contagious behaviors” that affect the class.