The following information will familiarize you with our policies and will enhance your overall class experience.
Any family wishing to withdraw from a class may do so with a $25.00 cancellation fee BEFORE classes begin for the first child and $45.00 if more than one child is enrolled. For those who cancel after the registration deadline, a credit towards a future session for unattended classes, minus a $15 registration fee, will be given. If materials have been received there will also be a $50 reduction of the credit. ***No Refunds will be given.
Parkland Recreation Center and Sugar Sand Park Community Center:
Please Note: There are absolutely NO REFUNDS for classes booked at The P-Rec or Sugar Sand Park.
Full or Partial Credit will be given toward a future Miami Kids Music class or other Parkland class offering ONLY!
Pinecrest Community Center:
Miami Kids Music allows NEW families to attend one Free trial class. If you decide to register after the trial class, you will pay the FULL tuition. The Pinecrest Community Center does not prorate Miami Kids Music classes, but does allow registrants who start after the fist week, to makeup any missed classes.
Families are now allowed unlimited make-up classes per session to be used within the CURRENT session only.
To schedule a make-up, please click on our Online Makeup Scheduler.
If there is an instance when you need to bring a child guest or sibling to class, you must contact us through email at: MiamiKidsMusic@aol.com to check on availability first.
Each family is allowed one scheduled child guest or sibling per semester. A $10 guest fee will be charged for any additional child guests or siblings for a registered family. A $20 guest fee will be charged for any drop-in after the first class. All guests must be scheduled to ensure that there is room in the class, and that your guest will not create overcrowding in the classroom. Overcrowding is unpleasant and can be unsafe for the children. Adult guests are always welcome, and do not need to be scheduled in advance.
If you or your child is not feeling well or has a runny nose (no matter the color), please stay home. We will be happy to help you schedule a make-up class for a later date. If you or your child displays symptoms of illness while in class, such as excessive coughing or runny nose that hinders your child's participation in class, you may be asked to leave the class for the day. Please do not be upset, but understand that this is for the good of all our children, including your own.
If in doubt, schedule a Makeup or email us at MiamiKidsMusic@aol.com.
To check on class cancellations due to inclement weather, please check your e-mail or call us at 305-439-4444. We will follow the Public School Board Policy: If classes in the Public Schools are cancelled, OUR classes are cancelled. Classes that must be cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.
Infants 8 months or under may attend FREE with a paid, registered sibling in some locations.
Please Note: Infants must be 8 months of age or younger at the start of the session.
Wear comfy clothes. In our classes you and your child will be sitting on the floor, dancing around the room, jumping up and down, banging on a drum, and participating in many other fun and energetic activities. Please dress comfortably. Also, please be aware that for the safety of our little ones crawling around on the floor, we ask that everyone remove their shoes before entering the classroom. Bring socks!
Hello everybody, so glad to see you! The "Hello Song" is a beloved ritual that welcomes the children at the beginning of each class. Children delight in hearing their own name in the Hello Song, so please arrive on time for class.
Shhhh! Keep non-music related chatter to a minimum. Enhance your child's experience in class by remembering to sing, sing, sing! Your active participation (regardless of what you think your musical ability is) is the key to your children learning and growing musically. Support the creation of a music-only environment while in class by not talking to your children or other adults during the 45 minutes. Since it is difficult for a young child to tune out adult conversation, please wait to socialize till after class, and instead contribute to the creation of a musical environment for the children to absorb.
Allow your child to participate at their own comfort level. Some days that might mean that your little one is "just" sitting and absorbing the musical atmosphere around them. Other days it might be wearing a tambourine as a hat, singing parts of the songs, or dancing along to the music in a corner of the classroom. As long as your child is safe to himself and others, we encourage every child to experience the class in the way that is most meaningful and developmentally appropriate to them!