PARENT ORIENTATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION:
All parents are required to attend a Parent Orientation and/or Continuing Education session once per semester...one hour long and offered online via Zoom invitation code and password.. These are adult only. Recording of meeting will be available online via private Youtube channel with invite obtained by email.
Please try to be on time. Being present during the "greeting" song affirms your child as a person; you won't want to miss that opportunity.
Dress for moving and dancing! Dress in layers. This is a very active class! Be careful not to overdress the child. Always have a short sleeved light shirt as a bottom layer by default. Tights can be problematic as they are not as easy to remove as socks. Wood laminate or tile flooring can be very slippery and often bare foot is the best option for the child.
Food, toys, or other "distractions" often cause problems rather than provide comfort when in the class environment. Better to use an empty or prepared room.
Pacifiers are discouraged. We welcome all vocal responses. If the child needs comfort, you can cuddle, stand (some children show this preference - to have their adult stand!) and/or if the child is very upset, you can leave the room or go outdoors until they calm...sometimes that does the trick. No explanation needed...your teacher and the other parents all understand....we've all been there! You can catch what you missed on the recording.
Understand that all children learn at different rates and in different ways. Some children will be quiet in class; others will be active. Some children will do everything perfectly later but not in class. As a parent, you know that every child is unique, so check your comparisons at the door and let the music work its magic! You, as the adult, are expected to participate fully...unless the child needs you.
In general, we do not provide make-up classes. If you must be absent, please notify your teacher in advance whenever possible. We will miss you but expect that you will be listening to the music with your child daily throughout the week. The recording will be available.