We will take attendance at the beginning of each session. If your child is not present we will contact you by phone. We will phone your cell number first, followed by your home phone number. Please ensure that you have given us a phone number where you can be reached immediately. If you know your child will not be at a Kids 4 Kids session, please phone Scott Graham on his cell at (905) 220-9553.
We recommend that you remind your child the day of each session and put a note in their agenda so their teacher knows they are going to Kids 4 Kids after school.
If your Child is at the YMCA or other after school day care program:
If your child attends the YMCA program running at the school where Kids 4 Kids is being offered or any similar program, it is your responsibility to inform the YMCA that your child is at Kids 4 Kids and not at the YMCA program. We will escort your child back to the YMCA program when Kids 4 Kids is completed. This may be a few minutes after Kids 4 Kids is finished, as we must make sure all the other Kids 4 Kids members are connected with their parents.
If your child takes a bus after school please make sure you inform your child’s teacher and the bus driver that your child will not be on the bus.
Food at Kids 4 Kids Sessions and Camps
The children may receive a treat at a Kids 4 Kids session. We try to limit the amount of candy/sugary treats served. In saying this, the children may receive a chocolate bar or candy treat. This usually only happens once during the five week session or weekly camps. If your child is not permitted candy or you would like to suggest an alternative treat please let us know prior to camp starting. Your request must be sent in an email to the Kids 4 Kids office. We respect that some parents wish their children not to have sugary products. We just need to be informed prior to the program starting.
At the after school programs we serve pizza on the last session. All food that comes into Kids 4 Kids is peanut free. If your child is gluten or lactose sensitive we can modify the pizza order to meet your child’s needs.
KIDS 4 KIDS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
We do not agree with a child quitting after one session. We encourage all children to finish what they have started. A child cannot accurately assess whether they like a program after only one session. If your child does withdraw from the Kids 4 Kids After School program, you will forfeit your $50 non-refundable fee and pay $24 per session that your child completed. It is rare that a student does not enjoy Kids 4 Kids. I have found that if a child is asking to withdraw from the program, it is usually because they would rather be playing video games, be in a group their friends are enrolled in, or they feel they are too old for the program. Children who are in grades six and older are in a leader-in-training role. This eliminates the “too old” excuse. Don’t allow your children to quit anything after trying it once. They are likely to miss out on incredible opportunities and experiences. Please read my Rule of Three article on my website.
HEROES ACADEMY LUNCH-HOUR PROGRAM/IGNITE PROGRAM
It is the responsibility of you as the parent to remind your child at breakfast about going to the lunch-hour program. We also suggest putting a reminder in your child’s agenda, so their teachers are also aware of the program. The school will make an announcement before each session. We will take attendance when the children arrive and attempt to get the kids into the program, if possible. Once the program starts, there are no refunds for missed sessions. If your child withdrawals from the program after one session you pay for the session they attend and loose a $20 non-refundable administration fee. If your child misses sessions because of illness, you will receive a credit towards a future program.
IMPORTANT: The Kids 4 Kids after-school and lunch-hour programs are very popular and well received from both parents and children. Children can’t wait until the next session. Unfortunately, some students fall prey to the peer pressure from their friends who are not attending or are tempted to skip a session because of what their friends are doing. We suggest using this as a teachable moment to reinforce the concept of finishing what you started and not to be tempted by what friends want you to do. Our programs are exciting, fun, and will make a significant difference in your child’s life.
Photos are sometime taken during a Kids 4 Kids Program and used in promotion ads or uploaded on the Kids 4 Kids Facebook page so parents from the programs can see what their children are doing at the sessions. If you do not want your child to be photographed or you do not which your child’s photo to be on Facebook or any other social media please email the Kids 4 Kids office. We will definitely respect your wishes and not photograph your child or use their photo on any Kids 4 Kids ad or social medial site.
If at any point during a Kids 4 Kids Leadership Program your child or you as a parent have a concern with any aspect of the program, please contact Scott Graham directly at 1-905-491-6881 as soon as possible.
We take all concerns seriously, whether they are from a parent or child, and we will do everything we can to address them. For example: if your child is having difficulty with another child, we will look into the issue at the very next session. We will gather as much additional information as possible. We will discuss with you what we have found and try to come to an agreeable resolution.
If we do not know what the issue is, we are unable to deal with it. Please feel free to let us know what your concerns are as soon as possible.
Our goal is to provide a well supervised, safe, fun program that both parents and children value. We will send you an email after each session to let you know what your child has learned and what each session entailed. The Kids 4 Kids Leadership Program has been running for 25 years because we are dedicated to the children and families we serve and are focused on delivering exceptional programs.