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Safety Policies &
General Information

IN PERSON AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES | SAFETY GUIDELINES

AFTER SCHOOL SAFETY GUIDELINES CBK

Parent Agreement

Our number one priority is the safety of students and staff at CBK. We believe that visual arts are an important form of communication and expression, and that having a creative outlet can be deeply therapeutic, especially in difficult times. We hope the structured schedule and extra safety measures we’ll be implementing for in-person classes will augment your child’s school year experience in a positive way; we enforce and model these safety precautions as an act of kindness and mutual respect, so that your child never feels the learning environment is less than warm and welcoming despite social distancing.

Staff will be serving your children both directly and behind the scenes and will initiate a process of constant evaluation of our policies, procedures, and interactions to reduce potential risk while fostering experiences that inspire creativity and celebrate community in new ways.

Please carefully read the details below regarding specific safety procedures so that you can help us to achieve these goals - we’re all in this together!

Keeping it small

At this time, we can only open our After School Classes to a limited number of up to 10 students in order to observe social distancing measures inside the studio. The projects and activities will be focused on individual work, while collaborative projects and play will be adapted to meet this requirement. In-studio staff will be limited as well, to two staff members per group, teaching the same groups of children week-to-week to keep consistency and limit exposure.

Our teachers’ responsibilities

Each class will be staffed by two teachers only, limiting the number of outside contacts. All our teachers are committed to maintaining their own social distancing and personal health practices. These include: wearing a mask at all times outside the home; only going out for necessities; walking, biking, or taking their own private cars to work; and informing the studio of any known contact with potential carriers.

Teachers will never come to work if any symptoms are present. They will also clearly communicate safety expectations to all students and support and promote social distancing measures in the studio. Teachers will be following our strict sanitizing schedule, to maintain a clean classroom environment for the students to safely create in.


**With the COVID-19 Vaccine on the market, our staff has all agreed to receive the vaccine when it's their turn to do so. While we wait our turn in line, our staff will continue to be tested on a regular basis. Our hope is that all our staff will be fully vaccinated in the next couple months. We will continue to update ur site as we know more**


**We will have a cleaning/sanitizing checklist and daily schedule available for parents to see if they would like a more specific breakdown of these duties**

School Pick up Services

CBK will be offering it's After School pick up services again for our spring session. We know how important our pick up service has been for our families and are happy to be able to offer it again. For a school to be considered for a pick up we must know the dismissal policy to ensure that it is safe and effective for all. As always, this is contingent on the walkability of the school’s location, as we will not be able to use public transportation during pick-up for any reason, including inclement weather. If your school is approved for pick up we ask that the parents try to coordinate the group of kids. We will help facilitate this by reaching out to any families we know from the school. This service is on a first come first serve basis.

Additional safety guidelines:
-Masks are required at all times during the walk and in the studio
-Each week parents are required to fill out a student health questionnaire in order for us to pick up their child.
-Temperatures will be taken at the studio door upon arrival

There may be an additional fee charged depending on the schools dismissal time, as new restrictions have most Public Schools ending their day early. We will let you know what this fee is once we gather all the necessary information. If you are interested in our pick up service please reach out to Rene@createdbykidsnyc.com.

Pick up and drop off

Due to safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and the NY State Department of Health we will be instituting staggered drop off and pick up procedure for all in-person classes at CBK.

This will take place outside the building. Only one parent/guardian is allowed to accompany their child/children as we need to limit the number of people at the studio during any given time. We will try to work with everyone’s schedules as much as we can. Participants will be given a time slot prior to the first day of the session and will be asked to arrive at that assigned time throughout the rest of the program; it is imperative that we stick to the set schedule as much as possible to avoid potential contact between families due to bottlenecks during check in, which will include mandatory temperature checks and symptom screening. To keep this process running smoothly please do not arrive early for your scheduled drop off or pick up window; likewise, if you are running late we ask that you communicate directly via phone calls or texts with management and staff to get a new time slot.

We ask that families do not congregate inside or outside the studio. We ask that families provide an alternative contact who can facilitate pickups in the case of a parent/guardian developing symptoms and will not be available for their pick up time. If your child is attending multiple days of class, we’ll do our best to give you the same arrival time each day you attend.

Do not send your child to class with any soft toys, or personal items aside from these necessities like lunch, medications, learning devices, and additional clothing (in a sealable plastic bag).

A CBK staff member will meet students and their guardians outside, log student temperatures, screen for symptoms, sanitize hands, and ensure masks are on before entering the studio. Students will then be sent upstairs to a second CBK staff member who will assist students in securing their belongings in assigned, clearly labeled cubbies, then setting them up in their designated “zone” for the day, sanitize railings and doorknobs, and await the next student.

Because we must limit the number of people in the studio and allow enough time between drop offs to sanitize the space, we strongly prefer that parents do not accompany their children upstairs unless absolutely necessary. We realize that some children struggle with separation or nervousness, particularly on the first day of classes, so please communicate with us if this will be an issue so we can schedule accordingly.

If extra time is needed on the first day of class will be permitted for parents who choose to accompany their child upstairs. Parents will be required to have their temperature scanned and hands sanitized before entering the studio. Parents must also wear a mask at all times while indoors - we will have disposable masks available.

Mask requirements

Adults are asked to wear masks during pick-up and drop-off. We are happy to make masks in the studio for students and families. CBK students will be given their own washable cotton mask that they can customize and leave at the studio for use throughout the session. We will ask that all students wear their masks throughout the day. We understand that this can be a challenge for younger children, and so we will have a mask-free rest time area away from others to allow children to take a short breather.

Fever scanning, Symptom screening and hand washing

Before entering the building, all staff and students will be scanned with a contactless thermometer, by a staff member wearing gloves, to check for any signs of fever, and refused entry if signs are present. We will also ask additional COVID screening questions each morning, families must answer NO to all questions (see these below our communication section) before allowing students entry. We will take an additional temperature scan midday before lunch time. All temperatures scans will be documented.

All staff and students will wash hands for twenty seconds on entering and leaving the space and at regular intervals throughout the day, before and after projects, before snacks, lunch, bathroom use etc. Communal areas like bathrooms, sink, supply areas, and the cubby area will be limited to one student at a time, with students waiting in their designated seats if there is a need for more than one student to use facilities. Areas where lines might form (such as the sink or bathroom) will be clearly marked with floor stickers indicating six feet of spacing. After each student uses the bathroom or sink these areas will be sanitized by staff wearing gloves.

Individual zones

As always, students will keep their backpack and lunch in a separate, clearly labeled cubby, spaced out from others’ cubbies as much as possible. While in the studio each student will be allocated their own individual zone as a work space. We will have posters and other visual cues hanging throughout the studio to remind students how to keep safe in the studio. Staff will outline the studio rules and new culture at the beginning of each session.

All the materials will be provided to students in their zones so students will not share supplies or move around the studio unnecessarily. Students will have access to their own equipment, such as pottery wheels and sewing machines - these items will be thoroughly sanitized before being reused. All reusable items will be sanitized after each use.

Cleaning procedures

We always strive to keep our studio super clean. Extra measures include: The studio will be sanitized following CDC guidelines. Any items or materials that are reusable will be placed in a designated area where these items can be sanitized before reuse. All common areas and surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times a day.

Each night we will deep clean the studio, followed by sanitation each morning before student arrival, after snack, before and before our final projects & pick up.

High vector items will be decontaminated after each use (stair rails, door handles, taps, bathrooms etc.) We use a laundry service for drop clothes and smocks. These items will be bagged and quarantined in our storage area for 14 days when they arrive in the studio. Any artwork going home with students will only be handled by staff wearing gloves or the students themselves, and will be disinfected if possible (such as ceramic surfaces) before being packed away.

Communication

Created By Kids follows all up to date guidelines outlined by the CDC and DOH. In order to keep everyone safe, we ask that families inform CBK of any travel plans, potential infection or illness within their communities. We ask you not to send your child to class if they’ve had a fever in the past 48 hours, traveled out of NY state to a noncontiguous state in the past 14 days and have not yet met the requirements for travel, or come into contact with anyone, including family members, who have exhibited symptoms. You must answer NO to all the following questions before attending any in-person classes:

PLEASE READ:

1. Are you feeling unwell in anyway? (Headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea).

2. Have you had a fever in the last 10 days?

3. Is anyone in your household sick or have a fever?

4. Is anyone in your household in quarantine or isolation for Covid?

5. Have you had contact with anyone with Covid in the last two weeks?

6. Have you traveled outside NY to a noncontiguous state in the past 14 days?

If you answered YES to any of these questions

!!DO NOT ATTEND CLASS!!

contact us immediately so we can help you with the next steps.

AFTER SCHOOL | REFUND POLICY

REFUND POLICY

After school:

All registration sales are final; no refunds will be issued. In the event of temporary studio closure at any point during the 2020-2021 school year due to government recommendations/public health and safety, all classes may move online depending on the length of the closure. If we are unable to provide online classes, we will be in contact with families on how we will make up the missed time. It has been and will continue to be our priority to provide the students with the full content of any classes missed due to a shutdown.

By registering for in-person classes, you agree to accept online classes (when available) in lieu of a refund in the event of temporary closure beyond our control. If a child attends class presenting symptoms of illness such as a fever or is recommended by the DOH to quarantine, they will have to miss class, but no refunds will be given for any missed classes. We will do all we can to make sure they are caught up when they are able to return to class. Given the current guidelines due to COVID there could be a chance your child might miss class, so please be mindful of this before you register.

Transfers/Credits:

We try not to transfer students to any other class once the session has started due to the limited class sizes; however, if there is a change to the student’s regular school schedule we will try to accommodate as best we can to get them settled into another one of our classes. Transfers of this nature would only be granted at the discretion of CBK's owner depending on the circumstances, are not guaranteed.

**Our registration form will outline our refund policy, it will need to be signed before registering for classes**

COVID CASES:

**At this time we have been lucky to not have any COVID cases connected to our studio**


If at any time a student tests positive for Coronavirus, the studio will report the case to The Department of Health and immediately contact all the families at the studio in the past 14 days. We will follow the recommendations the DOH provides us, which may include a shut-down period up to 14 days. Depending on the length of the shut-down, we may move classes online. We will be in communication with our families, updating them as we figure things out. We regret that we will not be able to offer refunds in this event, as we incur much of our costs up front as a small family-owned business and make preparations well ahead of time for your child to have the best experience with CBK.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to CBK owner Rene Czika, rene@createdbykidsnyc.com

ONLINE CAMPS/CLASSES POLICIES

POLICIES

ONLINE CAMP/CLASSES

All sales are final; no refunds will be issued. If there is damage to your box or your items during shipping please reach-out to rene@createdbykidsnyc.com and we will do what we can to make it right. We package all of our boxes in Ohio, we are taking as many safety precautions as possible when assembling these boxes. We are disinfecting all items that can be wiped or sprayed. We recommend to take extra precautions and disinfect when you receive these (or any) items in the mail.

Missed After School Class:

If you miss your zoom After School lesson please reach out asap so we can try to schedule extra time to have one of our teachers catch your child up on the days project. We will normally have the student check-in 20/30 mins early for the following weeks class.

We are not able to offer make up lessons during other camp/classes, given each box is curated to your specific class. We want to make this the best experience possible and we are here to help work around scheduling conflicts and or any issues that might arise during given session, so do not hesitate to reach out!

Missed Camp Check-in:

If you miss your zoom camp check-in, please reach out asap so we can try to schedule a time to have one of our teachers catch your child up on the days project. We have time during our Lunch/Hangout that would be great to catch up on the missed check-in time. We are not able to offer make up lessons during other camp weeks, given each box is curated to your specific camp.

We want to make this the best experience possible and we are here to help work around scheduling conflicts and or any issues that might arise during given session, so do not hesitate to reach out!

rene@createdbykidsnyc.com

IN PERSON SCHOOL YEAR CAMPS | SAFETY GUIDELINES & GENERAL INFO

SCHOOL YEAR CAMP SAFETY & GENERAL INFO

Parent Agreement

Our number one priority is the safety of our students and staff at CBK. We believe that visual arts are an important form of communication and expression and that having a creative outlet can be deeply therapeutic, especially in difficult times. We hope the structured schedule and extra safety measures we’ll be implementing for in-person camps will create a positive environment that will keep students engaged; we enforce and model these safety precautions as an act of kindness and mutual respect so that your child never feels the learning environment is less than warm and welcoming despite social distancing.

Staff will be serving your children both directly and behind the scenes and will initiate a process of constant evaluation of our policies, procedures, and interactions to reduce potential risk while fostering experiences that inspire creativity and celebrate community in new ways.

Please carefully read the details below regarding specific safety procedures so that you can help us to achieve these goals - we’re all in this together!

Keeping it small

At this time, we can only open our School Year Camps to a limited number of 10 students to observe social distancing measures inside the studio and to fall within the recommendations of the DOH. The projects and activities will be focused on individual work, while collaborative projects and play will be adapted to meet this requirement. In-studio staff will be limited as well, to two staff members per camp day, to help reduce the risk of exposure.

Outdoor time

In years past, we have had outdoor time during our School Year camps (weather permitting), last year we had to cancel outdoor time due to restrictions with COVID-19. The DOH recommended limiting the number of areas students would travel to. With those recommendations in mind, we decided to cancel park-time for the school year for now.

As we wait for more guidance from the DOH and CDC, we will not travel to the park. As we receive additional information, we will update our website.

We would like to reintroduce park time to the School Year camps schedule and will likely do so as soon as we can.

If you are hesitant to allow your child to travel to the park, please reach out if you are signed up for a future camp.

If and when we do travel to the park we will follow as many safety procedures as possible such as breaking up into small groups for the walk over, limiting the campers to the turf side only, limiting any activities that involve close contact.

We will provide fun and safe outdoor activities for the campers to do, that will be geared towards individual and small group activities.

Our teachers’ responsibilities

Each class will be staffed by two teachers only, limiting the number of outside contacts. All our teachers are committed to maintaining their own social distancing and personal health practices. These include: wearing a mask at all times outside the home; only going out for necessities; walking, biking, or taking their own private cars to work; and informing the studio of any known contact with potential carriers. Teachers will never come to work if any symptoms are present. They will also clearly communicate safety expectations to all students and support and promote social distancing measures in the studio. Teachers will be following our strict sanitizing schedule, to maintain a clean classroom environment for the students to safely create in.


UPDATE:

With the announcement of the new COVID-19 vaccine, our staff has all agreed to receive it. While we all wait for our turn in line, we will continue to test regularly. We are hopeful that our staff will be fully vaccinated in the next couple of months. We will continue to update our site and our families as we know more.

Pick up and drop off

DDue to safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and the NY State Department of Health, we will be instituting staggered drop-off and pick-up procedures for all in-person camps & classes at CBK, this will take place outside the building. Only one parent/guardian is allowed to accompany their child/children as we need to limit the number of people at the studio during any given time. We will try to work with everyone’s schedules as much as we can.

Participants will be given a time slot before the first day of the camp day/week; we must stick to the set schedule as much as possible to avoid potential contact between families due to bottlenecks during check-in, which will include mandatory temperature checks. To keep this process running smoothly please do not arrive early for your scheduled drop-off or pick-up window; likewise, if you are running late we ask that you communicate directly via phone calls or texts with management and staff to get a new time slot. We ask that families do not congregate inside or outside the studio. We ask that families provide an alternative contact who can facilitate pickups in the case of a parent/guardian developing symptoms and will not be available for their pickup time.

Please do not send your child to camp with any soft toys, or personal items aside from their lunch, medications, and additional clothing (labeled and in a sealable plastic bag). A CBK staff member will meet students and their guardians outside, log student temperatures, ask screening questions, sanitize hands, and ensure masks are on before entering the studio. Students will then be sent upstairs to a second CBK staff member who will assist students in securing their belongings in assigned, clearly labeled cubbies, then setting them up in their designated “zone” for the day, sanitize railings and doorknobs, and await the next student.

If parents prefer to accompany their children upstairs, we can only allow this option free of charge on the first day of camp. If you prefer to accompany your child daily you will need to enroll in Early Care, as this is the only time we have to accommodate that request safely. Parents will be required to have their temperature scanned and hands sanitized before entering the studio. Parents must wear a mask at all times while indoors, we will have disposable masks available.  Early Care requires a $20 daily fee to accommodate for staffing needs, you can add this option before the start of camp when you register or Venmo (@createdbykids) the day of, as the studio cannot accept cash or check at this time due to DOH recommendations.

Mask requirements

Adults are asked to wear masks during pick-up and drop-off. We are happy to make masks in the studio for students and families. CBK students will be given their own washable cotton mask that they can customize and leave at the studio for use throughout the session. We will ask that all students wear their masks throughout the day. We understand that this can be a challenge for younger children, and so we will have a mask-free rest time area away from others to allow children to take a short breather.

Fever scanning, Symptom screening and hand washing

Before entering the building, all staff and students will be scanned with a contactless thermometer, by a staff member wearing gloves, to check for any signs of fever, and refused entry if signs are present. We will also ask additional COVID screening questions each morning, families must answer NO to all questions (see these below our communication section) before allowing students entry. We will take an additional temperature scan midday before lunchtime. All temperature scans will be documented.

All staff and students will wash hands for twenty seconds on entering and leaving the space and at regular intervals throughout the day, before and after projects, before snacks, lunch, bathroom use, etc. Communal areas like bathrooms, sink, supply areas, and the cubby area will be limited to one student at a time, with students waiting in their designated seats if there is a need for more than one student to use facilities. Areas, where lines might form (such as the sink or bathroom), will be clearly marked with floor stickers indicating six feet of spacing. After each student uses the bathroom or sinks these areas will be sanitized by staff wearing gloves.

Individual zones

As always, students will keep their backpack and lunch in a separate, clearly labeled cubby, spaced out from others’ cubbies as much as possible. While in the studio each student will be allocated their own individual zone as a work space. We will have posters and other visual cues hanging throughout the studio to remind students how to keep safe in the studio. Staff will outline the studio rules and new culture at the beginning of each session.

All the materials will be provided to students in their zones so students will not share supplies or move around the studio unnecessarily. Students will have access to their own equipment, such as pottery wheels and sewing machines - these items will be thoroughly sanitized before being reused. All reusable items will be sanitized after each use.

Cleaning procedures

We always strive to keep our studio super clean. Extra measures include: The studio will be sanitized following CDC guidelines. Any items or materials that are reusable will be placed in a designated area where these items can be sanitized before reuse. All common areas and surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times a day.

Each night we will deep clean the studio, followed by sanitation each morning before student arrival, after morning snack, before and after free time, before and after lunch, after our indoor active time, before our final projects & pick up.

High vector items will be decontaminated after each use (stair rails, door handles, taps, bathrooms etc.) We use a laundry service for drop clothes and smocks. These items will be bagged and quarantined in our storage area for 14 days when they arrive in the studio. Any artwork going home with students will only be handled by staff wearing gloves or the students themselves, and will be disinfected if possible (such as ceramic surfaces) before being packed away.

Communication

Created By Kids follows all up to date guidelines outlined by the CDC and DOH. In order to keep everyone safe, we ask that families inform CBK of any travel plans, potential infection or illness within their communities. We ask you not to send your child to class if they’ve had a fever in the past 48 hours, traveled out of NY state to a noncontiguous state in the past 14 days and have not yet met the requirements for travel, or come into contact with anyone, including family members, who have exhibited symptoms. You must answer NO to all the following questions before attending any in-person classes:

PLEASE READ:

1. Are you feeling unwell in anyway? (Headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea).

2. Have you had a fever in the last 10 days?

3. Is anyone in your household sick or have a fever?

4. Is anyone in your household in quarantine or isolation for Covid?

5. Have you had contact with anyone with Covid in the last two weeks?

6. Have you traveled outside NY to a noncontiguous state in the past 14 days?

If you answered YES to any of these questions

!!DO NOT ATTEND CLASS!!

contact us immediately so we can help you with the next steps.


What We Do All Day

7:30 am | Staff arrives: Sets up the studio and sanitized all surfaces.

8am | Early Care Drop-off: Available for a $20 fee; must be scheduled in advance and can be paid the day of.

8:45am | Staggered drop-off begins: Parents & Students arrive at prescheduled time slots and communicate with a CBK staff member if you are running late for any reason. Drop-off includes temperature checks, hand washing and sanitizing, mask securing, as well as follow-up sanitizing of handrails, doorknobs, and other high traffic areas within the studio between each student’s arrival.

9am | Free Draw: As students arrive - each student will be allotted their own materials in a designated “zone”.

9:30 | Class Begins: Discussion of expectations and rules, including social distancing reminders, as well as our project for the day. We begin the day’s project.

10:30 | Break for Snack: Hand washing and Zone sanitizing.

10:45-11:30 | Resume Project: Hand washing and Zone sanitizing before we begin.

11:30-12:15 | Free Time: Students will choose their free time zones. Followed by clean up, hand washing and zone sanitation before lunch. All reusable items will be sanitized after each use. We will also be implementing our second temperature check.

12:15pm | Lunch: Students will be allowed to watch a short artistic movie, often CBK student produced stop motion animation movies or other education films that accompany the weekly theme. Following lunch we wash hands, & sanitize each zone.

1pm | Active Time: Though we will not be visiting parks or playgrounds (unless advised that it is safe to do so by authorities), we will be staying active while staying inside. We will encourage movement and communication with group activities including bingo, yoga and stretching, and group games that can be played at a distance, such as twenty questions and freeze dance.

2:30pm | Afternoon Snack: Hand washing and sanitizing before and after snack time.

2:30pm | Resume Project: Students will finish any work on the day’s project. Before departure, all students will wash hands and pack their belongings for pick up. We will discuss plans for tomorrow’s class until the parents arrive.

3:45pm | Staggered Pick up Begins: Please adhere to your scheduled time slot and communicate with a CBK staff member if you will be late for any reason. When you arrive please text or call the studio and someone will meet you downstairs with your child/children.

4:15pm | Extended Day Begins: This available upon request; until 5pm or 6pm for an additional fee. Students who attend will be relocated into one room for the remainder of their time, each assigned their individual "zones", which will be sanitized beforehand. Students will have the option to choose between a few free time activities or projects before their pick up time.

End of Day | DEEP CLEAN: The studio will receive a deep clean at the end of each day. We will have a strict detailed checklist that must be completed before the staff leaves for the day. If you would like a copy of this cleaning list we can have it available upon

Meal Time

As always, students will keep their backpack and lunch in a separate, clearly labeled cubby, spaced out from others’ cubbies as much as possible. While in the studio each student will be allocated their own individual zone as a work space. We will have posters and other visual cues hanging throughout the studio to remind students how to keep safe in the studio. Staff will outline the studio rules and new culture at the beginning of each session.

All the materials will be provided to students in their zones so students will not share supplies or move around the studio unnecessarily. Students will have access to their own equipment, such as pottery wheels and sewing machines - these items will be thoroughly sanitized before being reused. All reusable items will be sanitized after each use.

Late Pick Up

We understand living in NYC there may be times when you are late picking up your child, due to traffic, and other delays. As always, we will try our best to accommodate city life, but given the new staggered pick times we need parents or guardians to be on time to allow for a safe and smooth pickup. If you are unable to arrive for drop off OR pick up during your scheduled time, you need to call our studio ASAP so we can give you a new drop off/pick up window.

During pick up at the end of the day, if you are unable to make your second window of time, you will be subject to the extended day rate ($20/up to the first hour), to be paid via Venmo (@createdbykids) - the studio would like to avoid accepting cash or check at this time.

Refund Policy

All registration sales are final; no refunds will be issued. In the event of temporary studio closure at any point during our 2021 Summer Camp due to government recommendations/public health and safety, all classes may move online depending on the length of the closure.

By registering for in-person camps, you agree to accept online camps (when available) at a discounted rate in lieu of a refund in the event of temporary closure beyond our control. If a child attends camp presenting symptoms of illness such as a fever or is recommended by the DOH to quarantine, they will have to miss camp, but no refunds will be given for any missed camps. Given the current guidelines due to COVID there could be a chance your child might miss camp, so please be mindful of this before you register, as no refunds will be given for any missed camps out of our control.

Transfers/Credits:
Unfortunately we will not be able to transfer students to any other camps once camp has started due to the limited camp sizes; however, if we are able to fill your spot before camp begins and there is space in other camp weeks/days we may grant a transfer. If we are able to fill your spot in camp and there is not another camp week/day available a credit will be issued to be used at a later date. Transfers or credits of this nature would only be granted at the discretion of CBK's owner depending on the circumstances, are not guaranteed, and may be subject to a non-negotiable, non-refundable fee.

COVID CASES:

**At this time we have been lucky to not have any COVID cases connected to our studio**


If at any time a student tests positive for Coronavirus, the studio will report the case to The Department of Health and immediately contact all the families at the studio in the past 14 days. We will follow the recommendations the DOH provides us, which may include a shut-down period up to 14 days. Depending on the length of the shut-down, we may move classes online. We will be in communication with our families, updating them as we figure things out. We regret that we will not be able to offer refunds in this event, as we incur much of our costs up front as a small family-owned business and make preparations well ahead of time for your child to have the best experience with CBK.

**To register for camp you must sign and agreed to our refund policy**

IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | SAFETY GUIDELINES & GENERAL INFO

CAMP SAFETY POLICIES

Parent Agreement

Our number one priority is the safety of our students and staff at CBK. We believe that visual arts are an important form of communication and expression, and that having a creative outlet can be deeply therapeutic, especially in difficult times. We hope the structured schedule and extra safety measures we’ll be implementing for in-person camps will create a positive environment that will keep students engaged; we enforce and model these safety precautions as an act of kindness and mutual respect, so that your child never feels the learning environment is less than warm and welcoming despite social distancing.

Staff will be serving your children both directly and behind the scenes and will initiate a process of constant evaluation of our policies, procedures, and interactions to reduce potential risk while fostering experiences that inspire creativity and celebrate community in new ways.

Please carefully read the details below regarding specific safety procedures so that you can help us to achieve these goals - we’re all in this together!

Keeping it small

At this time, we can only open our Summer Camps to a limited number of 15 students (this has been recently updated from 12 kids from the DOH) in order to observe social distancing measures inside the studio and to fall within the recommendations of the DOH. The projects and activities will be focused on individual work, while collaborative projects and play will be adapted to meet this requirement. In-studio staff will be limited as well, to two staff members per group, teaching the same groups of children week-to-week to keep consistency and limit exposure.

UPDATE:

We have yet to receive any updated information regarding the number of kids allowed in the studio for Summer Camp 2021. At this time, we are sticking to the information we have above. We know this number may change as we near closer to the summer months. When we receive information regarding the number of students approved for our studio, we will update our website and any families who have already registered for camp. Please be aware that this means the number of children in a given camp week may change if you feel hesitant regarding your child being in a camp larger than ten students; we recommend that you do not register until we know more. We have a NO REFUND policy that applies to all circumstances. If you have any questions regarding the size of the camp, DO NOT hesitate to reach out to us by emailing rene@createdbykidsnyc.com

Outdoor Time

CBK will be headed back to Dean Street Park this summer! We know students have spent the better half of 2020 indoors. We understand how important it is to get outside during the camp day to get some fresh air and our energy out! As always we will be sticking to the turf side of the park, bringing along some fun creative activities for our studnets, such as kite making, rocket launching, obstacle courses and much more!

When we travel to the park we will follow as many safety procedures as possible such as: breaking up into small groups for the walk over, limiting the campers to the turf side only (to give us plenty of space to social distance and to avoid interaction with other camp groups), limiting any activities that involve close contact and requiring all students and staff the wear their masks.

Our teachers’ responsibilities

Each class will be staffed by two teachers only, limiting the number of outside contacts. All our teachers are committed to maintaining their own social distancing and personal health practices. These include: wearing a mask at all times outside the home; only going out for necessities; walking, biking, or taking their own private cars to work; and informing the studio of any known contact with potential carriers. Teachers will never come to work if any symptoms are present. They will also clearly communicate safety expectations to all students and support and promote social distancing measures in the studio. Teachers will be following our strict sanitizing schedule, to maintain a clean classroom environment for the students to safely create in.


UPDATE:

With the announcement of the new COVID-19 vaccine, our staff has all agreed to receive it. While we all wait for our turn in line, we will continue to test regularly. We are hopeful that our staff will be fully vaccinated in the next couple of months. We will continue to update our site and our families as we know more.

**We will have a cleaning/sanitizing checklist and daily schedule available for parents to see if they would like a more specific breakdown of these duties.**

Pick up and drop off

Due to safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and the NY State Department of Health we will be instituting staggered drop off and pick up procedure for all in-person camps & classes at CBK, this will take place outside the building. Only one parent/guardian is allowed to accompany their child/children as we need to limit the number of people at the studio during any given time. We will try to work with everyone’s schedules as much as we can.

Participants will be given a time slot prior to the first day of the camp week; it is imperative that we stick to the set schedule as much as possible to avoid potential contact between families due to bottlenecks during check in, which will include mandatory temperature checks. To keep this process running smoothly please do not arrive early for your scheduled drop off or pick up window; likewise, if you are running late we ask that you communicate directly via phone calls or texts with management and staff to get a new time slot. We ask that families do not congregate inside or outside the studio. We ask that families provide an alternative contact who can facilitate pickups in the case of a parent/guardian developing symptoms and will not be available for their pickup time.

Please do not send your child to camp with any soft toys, or personal items aside from their lunch, medications, and additional clothing (labeled and in a sealable plastic bag). A CBK staff member will meet students and their guardians outside, log student temperatures, ask screening questions, sanitize hands, and ensure masks are on before entering the studio. Students will then be sent upstairs to a second CBK staff member who will assist students in securing their belongings in assigned, clearly labeled cubbies, then setting them up in their designated “zone” for the day, sanitize railings and doorknobs, and await the next student.

If parents prefer to accompany their children upstairs, we can only allow this option free of charge on the first day of camp. If you prefer to accompany your child daily you will need to enroll for Early Care, as this is the only time we have to accommodate that request safely. Parents will be required to have their temperature scanned and hands sanitized before entering the studio. Parents must wear a mask at all times while indoors, we will have disposable masks available.  Early Care requires a $20 daily fee to accommodate for staffing needs, you can add this option prior to the start of camp when you register or Venmo (@createdbykids) the day of, as the studio cannot accept cash or check at this time due to DOH recommendations.

Mask requirements

Adults are asked to wear masks during pick-up and drop-off. We are happy to make masks in the studio for students and families. CBK students will be given their own washable cotton mask that they can customize and leave at the studio for use throughout the session. We will ask that all students wear their masks throughout the day. We understand that this can be a challenge for younger children, and so we will have a mask-free rest time area away from others to allow children to take a short breather.

Fever scanning, Symptom Screening and hand washing

Before entering the building, all staff and students will be scanned with a contactless thermometer, by a staff member wearing gloves, to check for any signs of fever, and refused entry if signs are present. We will also ask additional COVID screening questions each morning, families must answer NO to all questions (see these below our communication section) before allowing students entry. We will take an additional temperature scan midday before lunch time. All temperatures scans will be documented.

All staff and students will wash hands for twenty seconds on entering and leaving the space and at regular intervals throughout the day, before and after projects, before snacks, lunch, bathroom use etc. Communal areas like bathrooms, sink, supply areas, and the cubby area will be limited to one student at a time, with students waiting in their designated seats if there is a need for more than one student to use facilities. Areas where lines might form (such as the sink or bathroom) will be clearly marked with floor stickers indicating six feet of spacing. After each student uses the bathroom or sink these areas will be sanitized by staff wearing gloves.

Individual zones

As always, students will keep their backpack and lunch in a separate, clearly labeled cubby, spaced out from others’ cubbies as much as possible. While in the studio each student will be allocated their own individual zone as a work space.
We will have posters and other visual cues hanging throughout the studio to remind students how to keep safe in the studio. Staff will outline the studio rules and new culture at the beginning of each session. All the materials will be provided to students in their zones so students will not share supplies or move around the studio unnecessarily.

Students will have access to their own equipment, such as pottery wheels and sewing machines - these items will be thoroughly sanitized before being reused. We know kids love to move! In lieu of recess, students will have their own designated free time and movement space; the student’s ‘zone’ or bubble area will still have access to our usual free time activities, like boondoggle, free draw and rainbow loom. All reusable items will be sanitized after each use.

Cleaning procedures

We always strive to keep our studio super clean. Extra measures include: The studio will be sanitized following CDC guidelines. Any items or materials that are reusable will be placed in a designated area where these items can be sanitized before reuse. All common areas and surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times a day.

Each night we will deep clean the studio, followed by sanitation each morning before student arrival, after morning snack, before and after free time, before and after lunch, after our indoor active time, before our final projects & pick up. High vector items will be decontaminated after each use (stair rails, door handles, faucet taps, bathrooms etc.) We use a laundry service for drop cloths and smocks. These items will be bagged and quarantined in our storage area for 14 days when they arrive in the studio. Any artwork going home with students will only be handled by staff wearing gloves or the students themselves, and will be disinfected if possible (such as ceramic surfaces) before being packed away.

Communication

Created By Kids follows all up to date guidelines outlined by the CDC and DOH. In order to keep everyone safe, we ask that families inform CBK of any travel plans, potential infection or illness within their communities. We ask you not to send your child to class if they’ve had a fever in the past 48 hours, traveled out of NY state to a noncontiguous state in the past 14 days and have not yet met the requirements for travel, or come into contact with anyone, including family members, who have exhibited symptoms. You must answer NO to all the following questions before attending any in-person camps:

PLEASE READ:

1. Are you feeling unwell in anyway? (Headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea).

2. Have you had a fever in the last 10 days?

3. Is anyone in your household sick or have a fever?

4. Is anyone in your household in quarantine or isolation for Covid?

5. Have you had contact with anyone with Covid in the last two weeks?

6. Have you traveled outside NY to a noncontiguous state in the past 14 days?

If you answered YES to any of these questions

!!DO NOT ATTEND CAMP!!

contact us immediately so we can help you with the next steps.


IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | REFUND POLICY

REFUND POLICY

All registration sales are final; no refunds will be issued. In the event of temporary studio closure at any point during our 2021 Summer Camp due to government recommendations/public health and safety, all classes may move online depending on the length of the closure.

By registering for in-person camps, you agree to accept online camps (when available) at a discounted rate in lieu of a refund in the event of temporary closure beyond our control. If a child attends camp presenting symptoms of illness such as a fever or is recommended by the DOH to quarantine, they will have to miss camp, but no refunds will be given for any missed camps. Given the current guidelines due to COVID there could be a chance your child might miss camp, so please be mindful of this before you register, as no refunds will be given for any missed camps out of our control.

Transfers/Credits:
Unfortunately we will not be able to transfer students to any other camps once camp has started due to the limited camp sizes; however, if we are able to fill your spot before camp begins and there is space in other camp weeks we may grant a transfer. If we are able to fill your spot in camp and there is not another camp week available a credit will be issued to be used at a later date. Transfers or credits of this nature would only be granted at the discretion of CBK's owner depending on the circumstances, are not guaranteed, and may be subject to a non-negotiable, non-refundable fee.

COVID CASES:

**At this time we have been lucky to not have any COVID cases connected to our studio**


If at any time a student tests positive for Coronavirus, the studio will report the case to The Department of Health and immediately contact all the families at the studio int he past 14 days. We will follow the recommendations the DOH provides us, which may include a shut-down period up to 14 days. Depending on the length of the shut-down, we may move classes online. We will be in communication with our families, updating them as we figure things out. We regret that we will not be able to offer refunds in this event, as we incur much of our costs up front as a small family-owned business and make preparations well ahead of time for your child to have the best experience with CBK.

**To register for camp you must sign and agreed to our refund policy**

IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | CAMP CREDITS

CAMP CREDITS

When COVID-19 hit last year, we had already begun our summer camp 2020 registration. If you have a remaining camp credit from last summer, you will be able to redeem it for our in-person camps 2021. If we decide to run our virtual camp you can redeem them for that as well.

How to use your Credits:
Please make sure to read all the information provided, as we do have some stipulations on how to redeem your credits. We are limited to the number of credits used in a single week while our class sizes are still restricted. We hope you understand as we must put these limits in place for us to remain operational. If you want to register for a camp week  DO NOT TRY TO REGISTER ONLINE, you must first reach out to Rene@createdbykidsnyc.com for confirmation there are credit spots available in your chosen camp week. You will then receive instructions for registration. We will do all we can to make sure each person who wishes to use their credit gets into a camp week of their choosing.

Early Bird Discount & Credits:
At this time we are not able to allow for credits to be discounted during our Early Bird Discount. If you would like to sign up during our EBD to secure your spot, we recommend not using your credit at this time and registering per usual. If you are worried a camp week might fill up please reach out and we will help figure something out.

Sibling Discount & Credit:
At this time we are not able to allow for credits to be combined with our sibling discount.

Credits & Refunds:
If you register for a camp week using your credits, we will be sticking to our NO REFUND policy. If you choose to cancel your camp week and we are not able to fill your spot in the camp, your credit will be forfeited. In the circumstances our in-person camps are suspended/canceled due to reasons out of our control (including COVID) you will be offered either online camps in lieu of another credit issued.

IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | MEDICAL FORM

MEDICAL FORM

We require a medical form to be filled out by each child attending camp. Your child will not be able to attend camp if the form is not completed before the beginning of the camp day/week. You must have the form completed by a Doctor and mailed to Created By Kids 592 Pacific St Brooklyn, NY 11217 or sent with your child the first day of camp. We prefer and original copy, but will accept an emailed form form the DR office. If you lost your form and need a new one please email Rene@createdbykidsnyc.com

IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | PICK UP & DROP OFF

Pick up and drop off

Due to safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and the NY State Department of Health we will be instituting a staggered drop off and pick up procedure for all in-person camps & classes at CBK, this will take place outside the building. We will try to work with everyone’s schedules as much as we can.

Participants will be given a time slot prior to the first day of the camp week; it is imperative that we stick to the set schedule as much as possible to avoid potential contact between families due to bottlenecks during check in, which will include mandatory temperature checks. To keep this process running smoothly please do not arrive early for your scheduled drop off or pick up window; likewise, if you are running late we ask that you communicate directly via phone calls or texts with management and staff to get a new time slot. We ask that families do not congregate inside or outside the studio. We ask that families provide an alternative contact who can facilitate pickups in the case of a parent/guardian developing symptoms and will not be available for their pick up time.

Please do not send your child to camp with any soft toys, or personal items aside from their lunch, medications, and additional clothing (in a sealable plastic bag). A CBK staff member will meet students and their guardians outside, log student temperatures, sanitize hands, and ensure masks are on before entering the studio. Students will then be sent upstairs to a second CBK staff member who will assist students in securing their belongings in assigned, clearly labeled cubbies, then setting them up in their designated “zone” for the day, sanitize railings and doorknobs, and await the next student

If parents prefer to accompany their children upstairs, we can only allow this option free of charge on the first day of camp. If you prefer to accompany your child daily you will need to enroll for Early Care, as this is the only time we have to accommodate that request safely. Parents will be required to have their temperature scanned and hands sanitized before entering the studio. Parents must wear a mask at all times while indoors, we will have disposable masks available. Early Care requires a $20 fee to accommodate for staffing needs, you can add this prior to the start of camp to your registration form or Venmo (@createdbykids) the day of, as the studio cannot accept cash or check at this time due to DOH recommendations.

IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | LATE PICK UP POLICY

LATE PICK UP POLICY

We understand living in NYC there may be times when you are late picking up your child, due to traffic, and other delays. As always, we will try our best to accommodate city life, but given the new staggered pick times we need parents or guardians to be on time to allow for a safe and smooth pickup. If you are unable to arrive for drop off OR pick up during your scheduled time, please call our studio ASAP so we can give you a new drop off/pick up window.

During pick up at the end of the day, if you are unable to make your second window of time, you may be subject to the extended day rate ($20/up to the first hour), to be paid via Venmo (@createdbykids) - the studio would like to avoid accepting cash or check at this time.

IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | DAILY SCHEDULE

WHAT WE DO ALL DAY

Although activities can vary, each day will have a similar structure as follows:

7:30 am | Staff arrives: Sets up the studio and sanitized all surfaces.

8am | Early Care Drop-off: Available for a $20 fee; must be scheduled in advance and can be paid the day of.

8:45am | Staggered drop-off begins: Parents & Students arrive at prescheduled time slots and communicate with a CBK staff member if you are running late for any reason. Drop-off includes temperature checks, hand washing and sanitizing, mask securing, as well as follow-up sanitizing of handrails, doorknobs, and other high traffic areas within the studio between each student’s arrival.

9am | Free Draw: As students arrive - each student will be allotted their own materials in a designated “zone”.

9:30 | Class Begins: Discussion of expectations and rules, including social distancing reminders, as well as our project for the day. We begin the day’s project.

10:30 | Break for Snack: Hand washing and Zone sanitizing.

10:45-11:30 | Resume Project: Hand washing and Zone sanitizing before we begin.

11:30-12:15 | Free Time: Students will choose their free time zones. Followed by clean up, hand washing and zone sanitation before lunch. All reusable items will be sanitized after each use. We will also be implementing our second temperature check.

12:15pm | Lunch: Students will be allowed to watch a short artistic movie, often CBK student produced stop motion animation movies or other education films that accompany the weekly theme. Following lunch we wash hands, & sanitize each zone.

1pm | Outdoor Time: CBK will be headed back to Dean Street Park this summer! We know students have spent the better half of 2020 indoors. We understand how important it is to get outside during the camp day to get some fresh air and our energy out! As always we will be sticking to the turf side of the park, bringing along some fun creative activities for our studnets, such as kite making, rocket launching, obstacle courses and much more!
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2:30pm | Afternoon Snack: Hand washing and sanitizing before and after snack time.

2:30pm | Resume Project: Students will finish any work on the day’s project. Before departure, all students will wash hands and pack their belongings for pick up. We will discuss plans for tomorrow’s class until the parents arrive.

3:45pm | Staggered Pick up Begins: Please adhere to your scheduled time slot and communicate with a CBK staff member if you will be late for any reason. When you arrive please text or call the studio and someone will meet you downstairs with your child/children.

4:15pm | Extended Day Begins: This available upon request; until 5pm or 6pm for an additional fee. Students who attend will be relocated into one room for the remainder of their time, each assigned their individual "zones", which will be sanitized beforehand. Students will have the option to choose between a few free time activities or projects before their pick up time.

End of Day | DEEP CLEAN: The studio will receive a deep clean at the end of each day. We will have a strict detailed checklist that must be completed before the staff leaves for the day. If you would like a copy of this cleaning list we can have it available upon request.

IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | RECOMMENDED DRESS

RECOMMENDED DRESS

In Studio

Generally, it is a good idea for children to come to camp dressed casually and comfortably. With ongoing restrictions regarding COVID-19, all children are required to wear a mask during their time in the studio. In addition to learning and making projects, we’ll be moving and stretching throughout the day. Our materials are sometimes a little messy; that is part of the fun! Though many of these materials are also washable, it’s best to send your child to camp with some sort of paint shirt or apron if you are concerned about their clothing. It’s also a good idea to send the child to camp with a change of clothes in a sealable plastic bag, just in case.

Masks:
For all 2021 in-person summer camps, we require all students to wear a mask at all times in the studio (except during meals and snacks). We ask that students bring a mask to camp for studio-use only - this means they will switch out any mask they wear to or from the studio upon arrival. If you can send an extra mask or two in a sealed Ziplock bag, we recommend doing so just in case one becomes soiled. We will also have the option to make a mask they can use and leave at the studio. We will store the students’ in-studio mask(s) in individual bags in their designated cubbies and sanitize them at the end of each camp day; they will be returned to the student at the end of the week.

Personal Items:
We ask that students do not bring any art materials or toys from home to help avoid any potential vectors for illness coming into the studio. All students’ belongings will be kept in individual cubbies assigned for the full week. Cubbies will be sanitized before and after each class day, as well as throughout the day as necessary.

IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP | MEALS

MEALS

In Studio

PLEASE NOTE: All parents are required to provide lunch, two hearty snacks for their child and a full water bottle. We do not have a refrigerator or microwave for the children to use. Water from a water cooler will be provided but parents may send other drinks as well. We are a NO NUTS studio due to allergies. Please do not send any food items containing nuts.

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