Policies

COVID POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
We take the state regulations for conducting business with children very seriously. We use information from The Board of Health as well as the Department of Early Childhood Education and Learning as our guide. We have taken extra precautions, expanded our cleaning & disinfecting. We will be closely screening all who attend, staff and students before entering the studio, which will include having their temperature taken with a contact free thermometer. No one other than the staff and students enrolled in the class taking place will be allowed in the studio. Please be sure the drop off caregiver will be able to answer all screening questions accurately. We will be using Force of Nature, an all natural, non-toxic disinfectant to ensure the space is ready for our customers. There will be no shared items amongst the students and social distancing will be maintained between students. Toddler/preschool courses will be "build your own class". Caregivers will attend with these young children and be responsible for how much sharing and contact they allow between the toddler/preschool children. We will provide adequate materials to making not sharing possible.

Enrollment:
Registration for classes is on a first come/first served basis. If a class is cancelled you will be contacted and offered either a full refund or other registration options.

Registration: Registration for a class requires full payment of the tuition and the materials fee (if applicable). A confirmation email will be sent soon after you register.

Payment and Refunds:
Payments can be made through this website or by printing the registration form and mailing the completed form and a check to:
All Hands Allston
100 Franklin Street Allston, MA 02134

Course Cancellation:
All Hands Allston reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment or other emergent situations. If a course is cancelled you will be notified and offered a refund or the option of enrolling in an alternate program. For withdrawal from the class, refunds are only given if All Hands Allston is notified two full weeks before the start of the course. Refunds will not be given for student absences or scheduling conflicts.

Class Cancellation: We follow Boston Public school cancellations for snow or inclement weather. The first class cancelled will have a makeup class on the same day and time one week after the course session ends. If more than one class in a given course is cancelled, make up sessions to complete projects will be offered the weekend following the extra class described above. You will be notified about the time and date of make-up classes.

Behavior Expectations: Students are expected to behave in a manner that does not disrupt the class or endanger themselves or others.

Clothing and Other Personal Items: Please wear and/or send children wearing clothing that may get dirty or have paint or other supplies spilled on them. A limited number of smocks and aprons will be available at the studio. All Hands Allston is not responsible for the loss, theft of or damages to clothing or other items brought to the studio.

Special Needs: Please inform All Hands Allston in advance of the first day of class if you or your child has special needs, including any managed medical conditions and all allergies (food, latex, chemical) the student may have.

Food or Snacks: Eating is not typically allowed in the studio (exceptions are made for some circumstances, including medical necessity, by the staff of All Hands Allston). Children enrolled in the Fresh Fifteen Program will be given a simple snack in the park. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform All Hands Allston about any food, or other allergies, and to send the child with their own snack if appropriate.

Student Pick-Up: Students will be released only to the parents/guardians or to the emergency contact person listed on the child’s application form, unless a special request is made in advance by email including pick up person name and contact information. The new pick up person will need to provide their ID.

Pick up time is during the last five minutes of the scheduled class, please pick up your child in a timely manner.

All Hands Allston reserves the right to charge parents/guardians a late fee starting at $10 for the first ten minutes, and then an additional $10 for every 10 minutes thereafter.

Young at Art and Family Workshop Classes: Every child enrolled in the Young at Art or a Family Workshop class must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for that child’s safety and behavior.

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