At TinkerLab we are committed to providing a healthy environment for all participants attending our programs. Our Health Refund Policy has been put in place to ensure all families are able to participate in our programming without concern for missing a class or camp due to child illness.
Due to the novel Coronavirus we have implemented a number of new and updated policies and procedures in our programming. To start, we have implemented a Health Refund Policy. This policy has been put in place to ensure all families are able to participate in our programming without concern for missing a class or camp due to child illness.
All children and staff are monitored for illness upon entry into the studio. If a child is found to be ill they will be sent home and will be allowed to participate in programming when they are feeling better (please see guidelines below). It is our policy that if a child is unable to participate then he/she will be able to make up the missed day by December 31st, 2023 in any of our programming classes or camps (based on availability). Caregivers must contact the studio prior to the start of the day to notify the staff of a child’s absence. This refund can be used for 1 missed class in any one registered session (sessions are hosted in 7 week groupings) or 2 missed camp days in any one full week of registered camp (full day or half day). *Campers must be registered for a full week to receive the two day refund. Campers who participate in single day camp programming (i.e. PA day camps or single day March Break) are ineligible for the camp refund and will not receive a refund for missing camp.
**Please note that TinkerLab will not offer a refund to families should you withdraw from programming (classes, workshops, or camps) once the programming session has begun. For example, if you register for a 7 week class being hosted January through February (7 weeks) and withdraw after the first week of programs, the studio will not issue a refund for the remaining classes and the programming fees will not be transferred to future programming.
Health & Sanitizing Procedures:
In addition to hosting only a small number of children in our programs there have also been a number of new sanitizing policies put in place. We have invested in a disinfecting machine which uses a child-safe sanitizing gas to disinfect the entire studio, including tables, benches, writing utensils, etc. There is also a UVC light wand to disinfect all of our electronic and coding materials (like our Snap Circuits, Makey Makey’s, OSMO’s and tablets).
Children will not be able to attend class/camp if he/she has any of the following:
An elevated temperature over 38.0 degrees C. *Children can return to programming 24 hours after their fever has ended.
An Acute cold (sever green nasal discharge and/or severe coughing) *Children can return once symptoms improve.
An undiagnosed or contagious skin rash or infection.
Lice, Ringworm or other bodily infestations
If the child is lethargic and cannot participate in the usual daily routine.
Vomiting or Diarrhea *Children can return 48 hours after the last episode has finished.
A sick child needs to be symptom free or on antibiotics (prescribed by a doctor) for 24 hours before returning to TinkerLab for all illnesses that are not related to Covid-19.
Children who are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 must not join in TinkerLab programs until they are Covid free and symptoms improve. As the information regarding Covid-19 changes frequently, TinkerLab will update families regularly on what is a Covid-19 symptom.
Families will be eligible to use the Health Refund Policy for Covid-19 if their child is ill.
If TinkerLab is forced to close due to Covid-19 parents will be able to use the fees already paid for the time the studio is closed for programing between January 1st, 2022 and December 31st, 2023. Refunds will not be issued if a child cannot participate or the studio closes due to Covid-19.
*Each refund is subject to a $10.00 administration fee.