Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enroll?
You can enroll for your free introductory class on our website or here. Once enrolled, you can log in to your account to purchase a class package that works best for your family. *Enroll as the parent. It is not necessary to make separate accounts for your child(ren).
How do I sign up for a class?
Whether it’s a single class or classes included in your class package, you can sign up for a class directly on our website. After enrolling, log in and select the upcoming class you would like to participate in. You will receive an email confirmation of your sign up. If the class is full you can be added to the waitlist (you will receive a notification if I spot opens up for you). Our schedule of classes can be viewed on our website under “Classes for Littles”.
*For siblings, you can sign in twice online for one class (will deduct two classes from your class package if using this option).
Which classes can I sign up for?
Classes for Littles assigned to a specific age group are limited to children in those age groups, however we do recognize that infants and toddlers develop at different paces, so please read the class descriptions to determine which classes are the best fit. Please note The Little Place offers special series of classes (like Engineering for Kids or Advanced Art sessions, etc.) for separate pricing. Pricing is indicated with class descriptions.
Can another adult take my child to a class without me?
Sometimes you may want to have your little ones attend a class with another parent, family member, or caregiver. Have the new adult check in (please bring ID) and complete a waiver prior to the first class. A second adult guest may attend a class if space permits. Adults are considered individuals 18 years and older.
Can an older sibling help out?
Sure! Older siblings can attend class with an adult if space permits. For those much younger siblings: Infants (non-crawlers) who are worn or who remain in a carrier may be brought into class.
What happens if I need to cancel a class?
We understand things come up with our little ones! Especially if your child is sick, do not bring your child to class. If you are not able to attend a class for which you have sign up for, we request that you cancel yourself out of that class at least 12 hours before the class start time. Canceling out of the class allows a person from the waitlist to be move up into the class, therefore, the 12 hour time frame provides enough time to be able to attend. No shows without cancellation will not be refunded or restored. You will be unable to cancel online up up to 30 minutes before your class. Please call if you need to cancel less than 30 minutes from your class or open playtime.
If The Little Place needs to cancel a class due to low enrollment, we will try to accommodate an Open Playtime during that same time for those that signed up. All classes cancelled by The Little Place will be refunded or restored.
Which classes can enrolled siblings attend together?
Siblings in which the older child is on the move, can only participate together in the mixed age classes such as the Little Tunes Music class, as well as Open Playtime and some other special classes offered. If the younger sibling is in a carrier or worn, he/she may attend the individual class of the older sibling. Classes in which parents do not participate in the class (such as Little Ballerinas, Creative Dance, Little Sports, etc.), can be with a parent while observing class from the side.
Can I take pictures?
Feel free to take photos during class, though we try to encourage parents to limit their picture-taking as it can get in the way of the experience. Pictures of class activities may end up on social media sites and may be used for The Little Place advertising and promotional purposes. If for any reason you prefer that we not use pictures of you or your child, please let us know immediately. Names will never be identified unless given permission.
Can I just pay for Open Playtime?
Yes, parents can sign up for an Open Playtime session. We recommend signing up online to reserve a spot, but we accept walk-ins if space permits. You must sign up twice to the playtime for multiple siblings (purchase two open playtimes- or three, etc.)
Open Playtime is for all ages. Please keep an eye on older children around the younger children. Siblings under 6 months old are free. No extra charge for parents.
Can I drop off my child to play?
Parents or guardians must be with their child during any parent/child classes and all Open Playtime. For art classes and art camps/series for the older kids, parents do not need to be on site during class time. Any specific events where drop off is allowed will be announced and indicated with the event description.
What should I wear to class?
Dress comfortably! Children may be barefoot or wear socks. All adults must wear socks during class.
Can I bring food?
Food is allowed at The Little Place but is limited to the front lobby with the exception of breast milk or formula. We also have a refrigerator for any milk storage. Please ask an employee for help. Due to the number of food allergies, we ask that you not bring any peanut products into our center. All children and parents must wipe down/ wash their hands prior to the start of class or Open Playtime if they just ate. Please talk to a staff member if you have any other food allergy concerns.
Please help us out and let us know if any mats and toys need to be wiped down during play due to toys in mouth, drool, etc.! We have cleaning products handy around the facility that can be used anytime, or bring attention to our staff who will be happy to help clean up.
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Information gathered on our website is collected and used internally only by authorized individuals at The Little Place LLC. We use the information we collect from families enrolling in a The Little Place class to keep you informed about your class, how you can support yours and child’s development at home, and to provide information about upcoming activities.
The Little Place LLC maintain email lists to keep email subscribers informed about news and the latest information as it pertains to classes, scheduling, events, center information and promotions. Individuals may also receive materials by mail or be contacted by telephone. We do not share the email addresses with anyone outside of The Little Place LLC, or its authorized agents. Only The Little Place LLC staff have access to personally identifiable information provided voluntarily by visitors to our site.
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- Payments: Payments and class purchases may be made in person, online, or over the phone via cash, credit card, or personal check. Classes requiring payment must be made prior to class start time in order to secure spot.
- Cancellations: You can cancel early out of a class up to 1 hour prior to your scheduled class, by letting us know over the phone, or cancelling at your online account. Upon cancellation, the class will be credited to use for your next visit. No shows will not receive a cancellation credit, however we understand last minute emergencies happen so please reach out to talk with us. The Little Place may review its cancellation policy if it feels it is effecting programming.
- Withdrawal of service: Where we are unable to provide our service, for example power and water shortages, we will offer participants an option of credit or refund of the class or service.
- Illness: We ask that you do not bring sick children to class. In cases of illness, please cancel your class in a reasonable amount of advance notice.
- Teacher absence or change / shortage: We reserve the right to change the format or genre of your class, as appropriate for your child’s age, without reimbursement, in the event of instructor change or class attendance. Should The Little Place cancel your class, the class will be refunded or restored to account (or given refund if desired).
- Bank Authorization Failure: In the event that your bank will not authorize a transaction for any reason we will charge a $10 administration fee.
- Change to enrollment policies: We reserve the right to change our enrollment policies and our most recent rules will be displayed on our website.
- Price increase: The Little Place will review pricing on an annual basis and may increase fees to account for increases in costs due to inflation. We will notify members one month in advance of any increase.
THE LITTLE PLACE ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM
I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE LITTLE PLACE, LLC, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.
I certify that I and my child(ren) are physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.
I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.
In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:
(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: The Little Place, LLC and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;
(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in activities, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.
(C) I acknowledge that The Little Place, LLC, their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.
(D) I acknowledge that activities may involve a test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers.
(E) I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during activities.
The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.
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