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 Kids Orbit pick-up my child?
The list of schools and areas that we pick up from can be found here. If your child's school or pick-up location is within a short walk of any of our locations, we would consider arranging a pick-up, provided there is sufficient interest.
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.
Can I cancel my child’s registration?
Enrollments are final. Fees are not refundable for any reason whatsoever.
Can I change which days or the number of days a week my child attends? Can I make up an absence?
What if it rains? What will you do when the weather looks "iffy"?
It is going to be a little bit tricky, but we will monitor the conditions and do our best to keep children outdoors. This may mean that there are occasions, we hope rare to none, when we may have to ask parents to pick-up on short notice.
We factored in the likelihood that we will have to cancel for weather when set our prices, and will issue pro-rated credits for future use if cancellations exceed the following:
1 cancellation for a once a week enrollment
2 cancellations for twice a week enrollments
3 cancellations for three times a week enrollments, etc.
We will communicate closings by email to parents and guardians and by a posting on our Parents’ Page.