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GENERAL CAATINGA! STUDIO POLICIES:

 

ART CAN BE MESSY!

Please ensure that your child wears clothing to CAATINGA! studio that can get messy!

SAFETY AND BEHAVIOR

A caring positive approach will be taken regarding behavioral issues. Positive behavior will gain the most attention and be reinforced as much as possible.

The staff of CAATINGA! studio reserves the right to dismiss a child from class, but first will try everything possible to correct the behavior before doing so. When serious disciplinary challenges occur dismissal from the program may result, such as but not limited to; inability to stay with the group or participate, hitting and or biting.

*CAATINGA! studio is suitable for: children who are able to consistently work well in small groups and independently as well as being able to follow multi-step directions. CAATINGA! studio is not suitable for children who need 1:1 ratio, as we are unable to realistically provide the staff for a ratio this small.

No refunds will be given for missed classes.

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE

Photos and videos of children may be taken during CAATINGA! studio and used for promotional, marketing and social media.

 

Please contact us in advance if you DO NOT want photos of your child taken and used for promotional, marketing and social media.

STAY UPDATED

By providing your email address, you agree to be added onto CAATINGA! studio's email list.

LIABILITY RELEASE

CAATINGA! studio is run by trained staff with backgrounds in art and education. All reasonable attempts will be made to ensure your child’s safety. To the extent permitted by applicable law, I hearby release CAATINGA! LLC, it’s successors, assigns, employees, contractors, members, volunteers and facility location from any and all liability arising from CAATINGA!, except in the case of intentional misconduct or gross negligence. I also understand that CAATINGA! LLC, is exempt from licensing by the State of Georgia/Bright From the Start.

COVID-19

Due to ongoing changes and updates with COVID-19, CAATINGA! studio may at anytime make changes to their policies and procedures. Families may not attend if they share a home (including siblings) or have been in close contact with anyone who recently tested positive for COVID-19 or thinks they have COVID-19.


In compliance with the CDC, masking is now optional at CAATINGA! studio. Please send your child with additional masks if they will be wearing them while at CAATINGA! studio.

 

CAATINGA! STUDIO CLASSES AND CAMP POLICIES:

NO EARLY DROP OFF OR LATE PICKUP

Late fees are $5.00, plus $1.00 for every minute after your child's scheduled pick up time. Any expenses accrued will be billed through your card on file used for purchasing your class. Excessive early drop off's and late pick-ups may result in dismissal of the program.

SNACK/WATER BOTTLE

Please send your child with their own labeled water bottle and snack to have while at CAATINGA! studio. If your child is coming for a camp, please send them with a labeled lunch and towel to sit on. Refrigeration will not be available for snacks or lunches. (Occasionally we will provide a special snack. It is important to know of any food allergies your child may have.)

CAATINGA! STUDIO IS NUT FREE

Please DO NOT send any lunches or snacks containing: peanut butter, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios or any other nuts.

AGE

Children must be at least 5 years old at the start of classes and camps. (The only exception is with our Toddler PlayGroup and Private Parties.)

TRANSPORTATION

CAATINGA! studio staff will provide walking transportation from Oakhurst Elementary to CAATINGA! studio for after noon art class. (Oakhurst pick-up must be purchased at the same time as class registration.)

REFUNDS

No refunds will be given for any missed or unused days.

WEATHER

Classes, Camps and Workshops follow the City Schools of Decatur school closure policies for weather emergencies.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

CLASSES

Full payment is due at the time of registration, which includes a $35 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee for your class. Cancellations made 14 days prior to the first day of class are eligible to receive a full refund, minus the registration fee. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the class start date are non-refundable.

(If the minimum number of participants is not met 5 days prior to the first class date, the class will be canceled and refunds will be made accordingly.) 

WORKSHOPS

Full payment is due at the time of registration, which includes a $25 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee for your workshop. Cancellations made 14 days prior to the first day of class are eligible to receive a full refund, minus the registration fee. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the class start date are non-refundable.

(If the minimum number of participants is not met 5 days prior to the workshop date, the workshop will be canceled and refunds will be made accordingly.) 

CAMPS

Full payment is due at the time of registration, which includes a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee for your camp. Cancellations made 14 days prior to the first day of camp are eligible to receive a full refund, minus the registration fee. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the camp start date are non-refundable.

(If the minimum number of participants is not met 5 days prior to the camp start date, the workshop will be canceled and refunds will be made accordingly.) 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Full payment is due at the time of registration, which includes a $15 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee. Cancellations made 14 days prior to the workshop date are eligible to receive a full refund, minus the deposit. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the workshop date are non-refundable.

(If the minimum number of participants is not met 5 days prior to the camp start date, the workshop will be canceled and refunds will be made accordingly.) 

 

TODDLER PLAYGROUP POLICIES:

AGE

Toddler PlayGroup is for toddlers walking - 3 years old.

CHILD + ADULT EXPERIENCE

We encourage toddlers to explore and investigate during Toddler PlayGroup. Please stay with your child during class to support them during their experience.

 

PARTY POLICIES:

PARTY BOOKING

Full payment is due at the time of booking your party, which includes a $200 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit, in order to reserve your date and time. Any additional expenses incurred, due to additional guests or party upgrades, will be due no later than 7 days before your party. Non-payment will result in cancelation of your party.

 

FINAL HEADCOUNT

We require a final headcount of children attending, NO LATER THAN 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR PARTY.  Additional children will not be able to be added on less than 7 days before your party. 

ARRIVAL TIME

Party family may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the party start time, to set up.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CHILDREN

CAATINGA! studio can comfortably fit up to 15 children for parties.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

During the event of inclement weather, any parties planned for CAATINGA! studio's outdoor area will be moved to our indoor studio space.

 

GRATUITY

Our party hosts work hard to make sure your event is one that you and your guests will never forget! Gratuity is always welcomed and appreciated.

PARTY TIMELINE

Parties at CAATINGA! are a 2 hour event: CAATINGA! studio staff will guide the planned project with your guests for approximately the first hour. The second hour of the party is for the party family to host. Children can play, eat, open presents, etc..

 

DROP OFF

Children ages 5+ may be dropped off at CAATINGA! studio parties, but we request that the party family provides adequate supervision for all children attending.