What is your immunization policy?
We require enrolled children and staff to be fully immunized in accordance with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulations.
Is a medical form required and when are they due?
Students registering for after school care must have a medical form on file prior to coming to Kids Orbit. Copies of forms submitted to a summer camp on a NYC Department of Health medical form are acceptable, provided they were completed based on an exam less than one year prior to the your child's first day at Kids Orbit. Copies of forms submitted to school for pre-K or kindergarten admissions are also acceptable.
Who are the counselors?
Kids Orbit counselors are a diverse bunch indeed. Many are college students, some are graduate students, some are full-time staff. Others are their friends, your sitters, relatives, teachers, and neighbors. Many have worked with our affiliate, the Park Slope Day Camp, and were hand-picked to join the Kids Orbit staff. All have experience working with children and are chosen for their enthusiasm and creativity. Together they bring with them years of caring and experience. We take the responsibility of our staff quite seriously and conduct regular staff meetings, assessments, and training sessions.
What is the atmosphere at Kids Orbit?
Kids Orbit is a well-organized, but very relaxed place. Your child can expect to be greeted with a warm welcome. The atmosphere is family like and not competitive. At Kids Orbit, we encourage friendship, scholarship, and sportsmanship above all.
Will children and staff be required to wear face coverings?
Yes, All participants, bystanders, and/or individuals accompanying participants will be required to wear masks. In certain cases, a staff member may give permission to unmask, provided such permission is in accordance with applicable regulations. Subject to change in accordance with New York State guidelines.
Can I cancel my child’s Entire Year registration?
Yes, but you will forfeit the June deposit. We offer flex packages and 10 week packages, which are meant for those for whom an entire year commitment is not a practical solution.
Will I be able to change my child's entire year schedule?
I would like my child to start attending Kids Orbit mid-year; will they feel left out?
Not at all. We have always offered very flexible registration and pride ourselves on how welcome newcomers feel.