NCE Kids Summer Policies

AGES & GRADES

All grades listed are for Fall 2016. Please make sure you enroll your child in the appropriate class for his or her grade.

REFUNDS
Our summer classes fill fast, so we ask you to carefully consider your options before registering for a class. If you change your mind before May 27, you can have a refund minus a $25 processing fee. After May 27, no refunds or credits will be given. A transfer may be possible, space permitting. There is a $50 fee for each transfer.

SPECIAL NEEDS
It is extremely helpful to us if you make us aware of your child’s special needs. Some classes are better suited than others for individual kids, and we can help you choose an appropriate class. However, most of our teachers were not trained as special education teachers, and if your child receives special attention during the school year, we may not be able to provide that level of attention in our programs.

BEHAVIOR POLICY
We have a “three strikes and you’re out” policy. We expect students in our classes to follow their teacher’s instructions and treat each other and their teachers with respect. If your child does not meet these expectations, we will bring this to your attention. If your child’s behavior continues to be inappropriate, you will receive a call from the NCE office and may be asked to remove your child from the program for the day. If after that there is still no change, we will ask you to withdraw your child from the class and no re- fund will be given. We have a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate physical behavior. If a child inappropriately touches or acts to harm others in the class, he or she will be withdrawn with no further warnings, and no refund will be given.

HOW TO MAKE A FULL DAY
Choose the morning and afternoon programs you want (making sure they’re running at the same location) and sign up for lunch too. Our staff will take your child from the morning class to lunch and from lunch to the afternoon class, and you can pick up from there. There is no need to sign up for lunch 
if your child is enrolled in a class that runs from 9–2:30 or later, as they will have lunch as a class. Lunch is not offered for kids who are enrolled in a single half-day program. You must bring your own lunch.

EXTENDED DAY
Our staff will bring your child to the designated Extended Day location and you can pick up there. Extended Day runs until 5:30pm. We will not pro-rate our fee for Extended Day, but you are welcome to send your child for fewer than five days. Please let us know if you plan to do this. Please be prompt; there are no late pick-ups!

SNACKS & LUNCH
Please bring your own snacks for half-day programs, and lunch as well for full-day ones.

ALLERGIES
Please let us know ahead of time. We want to provide a safe environment for all of our students, so we’re glad to alert a student’s class when we learn of any specific allergies. However, we may have difficulty accommodating you in our cooking classes.

WHAT TO DO WHEN A CLASS IS FULL
Always sign up for the waitlist! It’s free, and we often get last-minute changes. You can always turn down a spot if it’s offered to you.

PHOTOS
We may occasionally take pictures of kids in our classes for use in promotional materials. Your enrollment in a class indicates your approval for this.

SELF-DISMISSAL
If you provide your child’s teacher with a signed note from you, your child can self-dismiss from his or her class.

DISCOUNTS/SCHOLARSHIPS
We do not offer discounts on our Kids programs. Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis for Newton residents. Call us for more information.

HOW TO FIND YOUR CLASS
Come to the main entrance of the school and you’ll have help from there. We’ll have color-coded signs and friendly staff to guide you, and in some cases we may send you specific directions by email too.

LATE PICK-UP FEES
Late pick-ups will be charged as follows:
1st time: $25 for each 10 minutes you’re late.
2nd time: $50 for each 10 minutes you’re late.
If you’re late three times over the summer, you will be asked to withdraw your child from our program and no refund will be given.

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