From September 19th 2022 – December 16th 2022
Groups for children 2-4 & 5-8 years old.
Morning groups from 9am – 1pm / Extended hours from 1pm – 3pm / After school from 3pm-5:30pm
After spending the summer looking for berries, playing with water, making a teepee, going fishing, taking walks to find treasures, naming all the trees around us, making cookies and cakes out of mud, seeds and flowers and playing in the rain, we know that fall is coming!
Fall is the season of the colors and transitions. There is nothing better than being outside everyday to see all the changes that come with fall. We will collect the leaves, sticks, rocks and seeds to play with them while waiting for the rain to come and deliver the best puddles to jump in. We will be walking around the park, observing the birds and animals preparing for the winter while enjoying nature in its splendor! There is no better place for a child than being with another child, in nature and completely free. We honor the childhood of everyone and all our work is dedicated to that – to make sure every child experiences his/her surroundings fully and have a happy and healthy childhood.
We love fall and we would love to have you join us to enjoy all its beauty.
Fall playgroup will run from September 19th- December 16th ; there is no playgroup Thanksgiving week, November 21st – November 25th.
Morning sessions: Mon-Fri
9:00am to 1:00pm
Extended hours: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Morning group (9:00am-1:00pm)
2 days/week – $ 2688
3 days/week – $ 3888
4 days/week – $ 4992
5 days/week – $ 6000
Additional to morning group (1pm-3pm)
2 days/week – $ 1344
3 days/week – $ 1944
4 days/week – $ 2496
5 days/week – $ 3000
** Please note: pricing of the extra hours quoted above correlates to the number of days chosen in the Morning Group; more info in the Registration Info section below. **
After school (3:00pm-5:30pm):
Mondays and Thursdays. There is no after school on following school holidays: September 26th (Rosh Hashanah), and October 10th (Indigenous People’s Day)
Tuition: $ 70/day + $ 10/pickup fee (currently PS 321 & PS 39 only)
School Holidays (9:00am-2:00pm):
** Please see our special note for the 5-8yrs group below. **
1. Before anything, please read our guidelines and if anything is unclear or you have any questions related to the fall program, please contact us first.
2. When you’re ready to commit and know your dates, fill out the form; if you’re new, you have to pay a one-time registration fee of $ 50.
3. At the end of registration you have to pay a non-refundable deposit; the deposit is 25% of the total tuition. The deposit will be applied towards the last installment of tuition.
4. As soon as we receive your registration (and deposit), we will send you a confirmation email as well as an invoice for the remaining tuition and a clear payment schedule and payment terms.
While we understand that circumstances change in your life, or that you just simply changed your mind, we are holding the spot for you until fall and by doing so, very likely turning other people away.
Well, it depends when you cancel; if you cancel after paying the deposit, but before the first payment due, we won’t hold you to the remaining balance; for any cancellation after fall playgroup starts, please refer to the cancellation policy in the registration form.
For the deposit we accept any major credit card. The tuition installments can be paid via credit card, Venmo or Zelle.
The pricing quoted above is in correlation with the number of days chosen in the morning group. For example if you use the quote for 3 days per week in the morning, then quote for the extra hours is also 3 days per week.
Parents can choose up to the number of days they chose for the morning hours for the extra hours (i.e. 4 days per week for mornings but 1-4 of those days with extra hours).Specific pricing can be found in the tuition calculator in the registration form.
For the Mornings, After School and School Holidays for 5-8yr olds we have set up the registration form so that you can choose the days that you are interested in, but not book the days right away; based on the interest we will open the group(s) and confirm availability, after which we will send the invoice and payment schedule.
Parents decide if they want their children to wear a mask. More info in the Fall 22 guidelines.
We meet inside the park near the 3rd Street entrance. Pickup will be at the same spot as drop off.
Yes! Rain or shine. That said we keep an eye on the weather – if there is a thunderstorm forecast, or high winds we may have to cancel.
Jump in puddles! Generally the rain is not the issue, but the clothing the kids wear. If the kids have the proper gear, a rainy day can be a lot of fun. That said, there are days when the amount of rain and cold temperatures (and wind) make a day pretty miserable and we may have to cancel; as when there is a thunderstorm predicted or high winds.
We constantly keep an eye on the weather forecast and try to do our best to email you the evening before in case we have to cancel playgroup; but even with 5 weather apps a clear answer is not always possible the evening before, in which case we check the forecast again very early the morning of playgroup. If we need to cancel, we will send you a text.