So One Day, We Were In a Pandemic…

 

We get it. This has been really hard for you and your families. From what we understand it’s only going to become more challenging in the Fall when school starts. How are you going to manage your own work schedule, the kids’ school schedules and keep it all together? That’s where AFDS can help. 

We are please to announce we are offering our AFDS families an exclusive opportunity for a school day length (8-3pm) programs for children 1st grade and up, if and when they are not in person at school. 

While we know this is a challenging time for everyone, our mission and goal with this program is to provide a safe, fun and organized place for our dancers to come during the day in the event you find yourself needing help during the day. 

Whether you are a family with working parents and need safe supervision for your children during the day or working from home and need some time to get things done without those cute little humans distracting you, you need responsible adults to help your children get their homework or virtual classes done. A Fine is your answer.

 

What’s included

We will structure each day to have periods of time for “homework” and school related topics. Each child will bring their electronic device and a pair of headphones with them. This way when we are doing work they have a quiet environment to focus in. The kids with specific scheduling needs will have a written schedule to follow so they don’t miss their required virtual classes.          For example if your child has a mandatory live zoom class at 10:30am we will make he/she is in a dedicated quiet zone and logged in and participating in that class. You won’t have to worry about stopping your day and logging them in and monitoring them. We will do it while you stay focused on work. 

The older the group the more time we will have for homework flexibility. This way when they get home they have time to spend with the family or on other activities other than homework. 

We’ll incorporate movement and nutrition into the day as well too that kids will be strongly encouraged to participate in because well let’s face it, no one wants to be in front of the computer all day, right?

Students should dress comfortably and in layers so that if they are cold they have something to put on likewise take off if they are warm. We will of course use our HVAC system and open the windows on nice days but everyone tolerates temperature differently. 

Kids will have ample opportunity to work on homework with adult supervision.

Each child will bring:

  • Water bottle & Lunch (no peanut products) – LABEL THESE
  • Electronic Device to be used IF they have virtual commitments – LABEL PLEASE
  • Headphones to help keep a quiet and focused environment – LABEL PLEASE
  • Any other school materials they need to work on or with
    • We will have smaller supplies like; markers, pencils, pens, rulers, tape, etc. anything like this that we do not have we will purchase. Please give us a heads up if there are items your child needs and we will communicate if thats something we are aquriing or if you need to send it. 

Focus on building

life skills

 

We will be offering each one of our participants important education on life skills like; time management, scheduling and organization, journaling their emotions and feelings and so much more. Click below for just a few of the life lessons we have in store for our kids. 

Younger Kids Life Skills
  • shoe tying
  • reading and writing
  • writing a letter and addressing envelopes
  • critical thinking and problem solving within real life situations
  • remaining calm and coping with unexpected stresses (age appropriate topics)
  • telling time
  • nutrition & health 
  • counting money
  • sewing buttons and simple sewing
  • using basic tools like screwdrivers, nails, screws, etc. in a safe way
Older Kids Life Skills
  • creating and refining your own signature
  • folding laundry, ironing, steaming, etc. 
  • sewing buttons and simple sewing
  • using basic tools like screwdrivers, nails, screws, etc. in a safe way
  • cleaning common stains
  • money management & financial planning
  • nutrition & health
  • tackling difficult conversations with friends, problem solving

  • how to cope with increased stresses in a calm, productive and healthy way
  • Addressing envelopes and writing checks 

  • Starting and maintaining a resume

Is it Safe?

Our AFDS families know we are going above and beyond the board of health and state guidelines for cleaning and they can trust us to keep everyone safe.

We will be doing everything in our power to prevent the transmission of COVID within our facility.

  • Temperature checks
  • Hand-sanitizer stations
  • Frequent cleaning of high-touch areas
  • Wearing masks and shields

Our plan is to have no more than 7-9 children in each group. Each group would be a mixture of grades depending on how many of each grade participate. We would have 1-2 teachers with younger children and 1 teacher with older children. 

 

We will be checking temperatures, wearing masks, and cleaning as if our lives depend upon it…because they do!

How Does It Work?

You simply tell us the days of the week you need and if you are on the hybrid schedule at school or if you are going remote/virtual for school. This helps us understand what level of supervision for your children and then we can handle the rest. Also, very important we need to know what grades your children are entering this fall (2020). Use this registration form (1 per child) to get us the correct info. We will contact you to confirm everything once we receive your registration form. 

Multiple Day Discounts:
• 2 days per week = 5% discount
• 3 days per week = 8% discount
• 4 days per week = 11% discount
• 5 days per week = 15% discount

If you need extended hours after 3pm it’s just $5/hour. Which we are offering to any dancers enrolled in our afternoon AFDS dance program for the fall session.

Tuition, Start/End Dates, Studio Closing Dates

 

 

HYBRID COMMITMENT: this model is developed for those children going to school with a hybrid model and parents needing supervision on an every other week basis due to the OFF week where the kids are NOT in school physically – so this is a biweekly commitment. Below you will see A weeks and B weeks listed. We will begin our first week 9/7 although that’s Labor Day and we are closed which is reflected in the pricing table too. For example if you need MONDAY hybrid supervision for your child on A weeks you would only be enrolling in September in 1 day of supervision, September 21st since 9/7 we are closed for labor day. Additionally if you need MONDAY supervision for your child on B weeks we are closed 9/28 which also means only 1 day of supervision on 9/14.

 

FULL MONTH COMMITMENT BY DAY OF YOUR CHOICE: This is the best option for families needing supervision on a particular day of the week for the entire month. This is not committing to full time M-F unless you need that. So for example if you are working and need supervision on Mondays you would enroll your child for the month at the rates below. Please note there are some days we are closed, but we are trying to remain open as much as possible. We will be open on Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM (1 per student please) – since every student has different scheduling needs and details we need to know about him/her. Once we receive your form we will contact you for confirmation and to see if we have anymore questions. 

Tuition, Start/End Dates, Studio Closing Dates

Choose Week A or Week B (remember to choose the opposite of whichever week you are assigned by Needham Schools.

HYBRID FULL DAY COMMITMENT – $80/day MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Dates 9/14-12/21 9/8-12/22 9/9-12/23 9/10-12/17 9/11-12-18
       Closed Dates 9/7, 9/28 9/1 9/2, 11/25 9/3, 11/26 9/4, 11/27

September A   
(
Registration begins 8/25)

$80
Sept 21

 closed 9/7

$160

Sept 8 & 22

$160

Sept 9 & 23

$160

Sept 10 & 24

$160

Sept 11 & 25

 

September B

$80

Sept 14

closed 9/28

$160

Sept 15 & 29

$160

Sept 16 & 30

$80

Sept 17

$80

Sept 18

October A

$160

Oct 5 & 19

$160 

Oct 6 & 20

$160

Oct 7 & 21

$240

Oct 8 & 22

$160

Oct 9 & 23

October B

$160

Oct 12 & 26

$160

Oct 13 & 27

$160

Oct 14 & 28

$160

Oct 1, 15 & 29

$240

Oct 2, 16 & 30

November A

$240

Nov 2, 16 & 30

$160

Nov 3 & 17

$160

Nov 4 & 18

$160

Nov 5 & 19

$160

Nov 6 & 20

November B

$160

Nov 9 & 23

$160

Nov 10 & 24

$80

Nov 11

closed 11/25 

$80

Nov 12

closed 11/26

$80

Nov 13

closed 11/27

December A

$80

Dec 14

$160

Dec 1 & 15

$160

Dec 2 & 16

$160

Dec 3 & 17

$160

Dec 4 & 18

December B

$160

Dec 7 & 21 closed 12/27

$160

Dec 8, 22 closed 12/28

$160

Dec 9 & 23 closed 12/29

$80

Dec 10

closed 12/24 & 12/30 

$80

Dec 11    closed 12/25 & 12/31

 

 

FULL MONTHLY COMMITMENT BY DAY OF YOUR CHOSE – $80/day MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
September
(registration begins 8/20)

$160 (2 days) 

closed 9/7

closed 9/28

$320 (4 days) $320 (4 days) $240 (3 days) $240 (3 days)
October $320 (4 days) $320 (4 days) $320 (4 days) $400 (5 days) $400 (5 days)
November $400 (5 days) $320 (4 days) $240 (3 days) closed 11/25 $240 (3 days) closed 11/26 $240 (3 days) closed 11/27
December $240 (3 days)
closed 12/27
$320 (4 days) closed 12/28 $320 (4 days) closed 12/29 $240 (3 days) closed 12/24 closed 12/30 $240 (3 days) closed 12/25 closed 12/31

Commitment & Charge Dates

AUGUST 20th: Registration for those needing full monthly commitment (choose which days, but make a monthly commitment)

 

AUGUST 25th: Registration opens to HYBRID students (must specify A or B weeks) – please be mindful that if your family is designated as A WEEKS for in school learning, then you would require B WEEKS at the studio in our program. We kept it this way so that we are on the same week as the Needham Public Schools. We hope this aligns with all the other towns but we aren’t sure and need to stick to what this community decides.

 

AUGUST 30th: Registration opens for those with other needs that don’t fit the two main options and require more of a known drop in schedule.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Once enrolled you will have to tell us by the 20th of each month if you want to cancel for the next month. If you don’t notify us by the 20th that you wish to cancel we will assume that you want the exact same schedule for the following month. We will call each person on the 17th/18th of each month as well as send a remind email to the emaila ddress we have on file. Then it’s up to you to contact us to cancel BY the 20th. Charges for the following month will be put throguh on the 21st and there are no refunds or credits once charged.

 

 

For example: Say you enroll for September in Monday & Wednesday HYBRID option so every other week depending on A or B weeks. We charge you only the HYBRID September tuition for Monday and Wednesdays and then on or by September 20th you’ll have to tell us if you want to do October HYBRID option again. If you do not contact us or reply to our email we will enroll you again for the exact same option. This allows us time to restructure groups if necessary for the next month.

 

 

DATES
September: commit by 8/20, charged at registration
October: commit by 9/20, charged 9/21
November: commit by 10/20, charged 10/21
December: commit by 11/20, charged 11/21

 

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