The benefits of our classes build from week to week and from month to month. The classes generally run from September through May with a separate Summer schedule.
We offer 28 weeks of classes/lessons during the school year, and you can join at any time - space permitting.
Payment is on a monthly basis for your convenience.
Relax and enjoy music with your young child. If your child cannot focus on the activities and does not sit by your side at all times - don't worry. As long as your child is in the room he/she is participating.
Most children adore music. They love to dance, to sing and to play musical instruments. However, a group music experience may be new to your child. He/she may be shy in the group - that's okay. Encourage your child to join in, but please do not be over anxious if he/she is reluctant at first. Each child responds in a unique way in the musical environment. Some will participate eagerly, whilst others will prefer to observe initially. You may see a completely different child at home as you share your Kindermusik activities there. Most families do.
We appreciate your punctuality, but ask that you arrive no earlier than 5 min. before class begins. This allows for a smooth transition from one class to the next, and gives the teacher time to prepare.
Please dress your child in comfortable clothes suitable for movement. Adults and children will be asked to remove their shoes.
Siblings & Young Guests
One of the goals of having the parent/adult caregiver in the Kindermusik Village and Kindermusik Our Time classes is to enhance this special relationship through one-on-one time. We therefore request that older and younger siblings, or young guests, do not accompany the registered child to class. The exception are siblings that are content in a car seat or stroller during the majority of the class.
Grandparents & Adult Visitors
We welcome grandparents or adult visitors to join our music making. Please check with your teacher to ensure room is available.
Food, Drinks, Toys etc.,
Please encourage children to leave special toys, blankets, snacks, drinks etc. in the car. We like to keep their hands and mouths busy during class and stay on the move! We request that no food, drinks, bottles or sippy cups be used in the classroom (once one child sees a juice cup or snack then they all want one!). Bottles are allowed in Village class if a child must eat during class. Pacifiers should only be used in Village classes when needed.
If you are unable to turn off your cell phone before class, please take any calls in the main lobby/playroom with your child. Please keep cell phones in pockets or purses. It is difficult to focus on your child if you are looking at your cell phone. Thanks!
In recognition of that some children and adults have allergies, we request that no strong perfume or after-shave be worn to class
Talking during class
Since one of our key goals is to enhance the parent/care giver - child relationship, please refrain from lengthy conversations with other parents when class is in progress. Not only do such conversations cause distractions, but the child also quickly notices when the parent's attention is diverted. Please feel free to visit with others after class, during the transition time.
Payment policy may vary by class, so please check for the curriculum of interest to you. Payment is possible through our secure website with a credit card, or by check through the mail. In case of financial hardship please speak to Julie privately.
Typical Kindermusik payments:
NO Registration fee (when you enroll online)
The FULL cost of tuition (28 classes), and Materials (2 or 4 kits) is covered by by 8 regular monthly payments (September to April)
If you are unable to continue in classes due to health issues or relocation, we ask that you provide us notice, in writing or by email, bythe 1st day of your last month to withdraw.
In case of withdrawal near the beginning of the session, or immediately after new materials have been received, a materials fee may be assessed.
In order to maintain small class sizes and provide a consistent, optimal learning environment, please contact the office to schedule a make-up class.
We will generally follow Guilford County School inclement weather closure policy. If Guilford County Schools are closed, we are closed for the morning classes, but we will try to run afternoon and evening classes. If Guilford County Schools are delayed, we will operate a normal schedule. Please check your email or check the Joyful Noise Kindermusik facebook page for weather-related updates.
In recognition of the fact that preschool schedules etc. often change, we are happy to accommodate changes to your child's class as long as there is space available, preferably by email before each session.
How Sick is Too Sick?
If your child has a fever, please wait until he/she is fever free for 24 hrs. before returning to class.
If your child has suffered a stomach bug or has thrown up within the last 24 hrs please keep your child at home.
If your child has a severe cough, thick nasal discharge, rash or conjunctivitis please let them rest at home
Please advise us if you would prefer NOT to have anonymous photos of you or your child included in our flyers, websites. Facebook posts etc.
When Behavior becomes an Issue
At KinderVillage we strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all children. The vast majority of behavior issues are not a problem in class - all children have their moments!
However, based on feedback from parents in our surveys, and our decades of experience, we would ask that if your child becomes too disruptive, you please take him/her out into the lobby area until you feel he/she is ready to return to class.
We reserve the right to ask you to withdraw from class if disruptive or dangerous behavior persists.
Joyful Noise Kindermusik attempts to provide a classroom environment that is safe for children and their caregivers, but ultimately it is the caregiver that is responsible for the safety of the child. We cannot be held responsible for the safety of children left unattended in the lobby or other areas of the premises.