What
to Expect

FAQ’s

What do I need to bring to class?

All we ask our parents/guardians to bring is socks for both you and your child to wear during class. Shoes, bags, toys, snacks, and bottles (except in baby classes) will be tucked away in our cubbies during class time. We want your child to have a distraction free environment to foster learning.

How do I schedule a Makeup Class?

We allow unlimited Makeup Classes in our regular on-going classes. To schedule your Makeup Class, please log in to your Parent Portal, then click on My Account and click on Makeup Classes. Makeup Classes are not available in classes that are at capacity. Special classes and playdates may not be used as Makeup Classes. We also ask that you please schedule your Makeup Class within one month of missing class. 

What is my role as the parent in class?

During class, the most important things you can do is to be a focused, active, and patient role model. When you are an active, engaged participant in class activities, your child will model your actions and focus more fully, too. Although we strive to build a warm Kindermusik community in the classroom, please keep grown-up chat to a minimum. To get the most out of class your child needs and deserves your undivided attention.

What happens if my child doesn’t participate?

It is not uncommon for a child to attend several classes before settling into the routine of class. What a child is absorbing during class is often seen in the comfort of his/her home. The understanding, sensitivity, and consistency of the parent or caregiver in class and at home are key to facilitating learning and growth. Remember, children come in all ages, stages, and personality types. We are understanding, accepting, and supportive of all children and parents. Some children are naturally hesitant and others become over-stimulated in a group. You may find that your child would prefer to sit quietly with you or may want to get up and move. If your child appears distracted, excited, or cannot focus on the present activity, please don’t worry or feel pressure to push your child toward what you believe is a more acceptable form of participation. It is not necessary for your child to participate in a classical way (i.e. sitting still and listening, singing along, responding directly to questions, etc.) for him or her to make tremendous gains. Relax, enjoy and actively PLAY with your child in class! Together you’ll find the best way for the two of you to connect and participate.

Are there any resources I can use at home?

Your child will benefit enormously from the use of our fabulous and enriching @Home materials, which help you bring the music with you wherever you go. Frequent reinforcement and play at home during the week makes all the difference in a child’s level of comfort and participation in class. @Home materials are distributed via email the first week of the thematic unit and available on the free Kindermusik App.

How do I end my enrollment?

When you join our studio, enrollment is on-going until you tell us otherwise. Please give us two weeks notice if you need to end your enrollment. Missed classes, which can be made up at anytime, are neither prorated nor refundable.

What to Expect

At Valley Little Melodies, you’re welcomed into a playful and nurturing environment where your child will have fun singing, moving, playing instruments, and hearing stories—while simultaneously developing social skills, problem-solving skills, pre-math skills, and a foundation for reading.

At Valley Little Melodies, you’re welcomed into a playful and nurturing environment where your child will have fun singing, moving, playing instruments, and hearing stories—while simultaneously developing social skills, problem-solving skills, pre-math skills, and a foundation for reading.

A trained, licensed Kindermusik educator will guide your class from one activity to the next, helping you understand how your child is developing musically, cognitively, and socially. And, classes are a great place to meet other grownups and get tips on how to use music to help make your everyday routines at home a bit easier.

A trained, licensed Kindermusik educator will guide your class from one activity to the next, helping you understand how your child is developing musically, cognitively, and socially. And, classes are a great place to meet other grownups and get tips on how to use music to help make your everyday routines at home a bit easier.

Policies & Procedures

Tuition: Starts at $65.00 (additional sibling $50) per month and is set up as auto-pay. Classes run once a week for the time/day that you signed up for. Our calendar includes about 48 classes per year. The monthly installment (regardless of number of classes per month) is an average of these 48 classes. Enroll any time during the year. There are a few scheduled breaks. When you join our studio, enrollment is on-going until you tell us otherwise. Please give us two weeks notice if you need to end your enrollment. Missed classes are neither prorated nor refundable, but can be made up at any time.

Makeup Classes: As a courtesy to our Kindermusik families, we allow unlimited make-ups in our regular on-going classes. You may cancel for any reason and we can book you into another class. To schedule your Makeup Class, log in to your Parent Portal, click on My Account and then click Makeup Class. Makeup Classes are not available in classes that are at capacity. Special classes and playdates may not be used as make-ups. We also ask that you please schedule your makeup class within one month of missing class.

Cancelled Classes: Any classes cancelled due to educator emergency or extreme weather will be re-scheduled.

Shoes and such: Please wear socks within our classroom. Shoes and diaper bags/purses can be tucked away in the cubbies.

Illness: Please do not come to class if you or your child is sick. All teachers are diligent in cleaning all the instruments and materials to help stop the spread of germs.

Toys, Phones, Food and Bottles: Please make sure your child has finished his or her snack/drink before class starts. Please keep toys, pacifiers, drink cups, bottles (except in baby classes), out of sight. We ask that you kindly silence your cell phone while you are in the Kindermusik classroom. Please take calls/texts after class.

Visitors: Adult guests such as grandparents and your partner are welcome any time. If you would like to bring along a friend for a class preview, we are happy to accommodate them! Let us know in advance so we can prepare enough materials. We offer a referral discount for visitors who enroll after their visit.

Classroom Behavior: We ask that parents be sensitive to his or her child safety as well as the safety and enjoyment of others in class. If your child begins to explore a behavior which poses a danger to himself/herself or others in class (such as running, screaming, or throwing an instrument) we ask that you first take a deep breath and then help your child positively refocus their energy. If you need to step out of the classroom for a few minutes (we’ve all been there!) for a hug and a calming breath, please do and return when your little one is ready to re-join class. Although we are happy to partner with you and help you find workable, meaningful solutions for behaviors you wish to eliminate, our staff is not responsible for disciplining your child.

Tuition: Starts at $65.00 (additional sibling $50) per month and is set up as auto-pay. Classes run once a week for the time/day that you signed up for. Our calendar includes about 48 classes per year. The monthly installment (regardless of number of classes per month) is an average of these 48 classes. Enroll any time during the year. There are a few scheduled breaks. When you join our studio, enrollment is on-going until you tell us otherwise. Please give us two weeks notice if you need to end your enrollment. Missed classes are neither prorated nor refundable, but can be made up at any time.

Makeup Classes: As a courtesy to our Kindermusik families, we allow unlimited make-ups in our regular on-going classes. You may cancel for any reason and we can book you into another class. To schedule your Makeup Class, log in to your Parent Portal, click on My Account and then click Makeup Class. Makeup Classes are not available in classes that are at capacity. Special classes and playdates may not be used as make-ups. We also ask that you please schedule your makeup class within one month of missing class.

Cancelled Classes: Any classes cancelled due to educator emergency or extreme weather will be re-scheduled.

Shoes and such: Please wear socks within our classroom. Shoes and diaper bags/purses can be tucked away in the cubbies.

Illness: Please do not come to class if you or your child is sick. All teachers are diligent in cleaning all the instruments and materials to help stop the spread of germs.

Toys, Phones, Food and Bottles: Please make sure your child has finished his or her snack/drink before class starts. Please keep toys, pacifiers, drink cups, bottles (except in baby classes), out of sight. We ask that you kindly silence your cell phone while you are in the Kindermusik classroom. Please take calls/texts after class.

Visitors: Adult guests such as grandparents and your partner are welcome any time. If you would like to bring along a friend for a class preview, we are happy to accommodate them! Let us know in advance so we can prepare enough materials. We offer a referral discount for visitors who enroll after their visit.

Classroom Behavior: We ask that parents be sensitive to his or her child safety as well as the safety and enjoyment of others in class. If your child begins to explore a behavior which poses a danger to himself/herself or others in class (such as running, screaming, or throwing an instrument) we ask that you first take a deep breath and then help your child positively refocus their energy. If you need to step out of the classroom for a few minutes (we’ve all been there!) for a hug and a calming breath, please do and return when your little one is ready to re-join class. Although we are happy to partner with you and help you find workable, meaningful solutions for behaviors you wish to eliminate, our staff is not responsible for disciplining your child.

email us

valleylittlemelodies@gmail.com

Dancing in

Canfield, OH

call at

(330) 980-5198