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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our community programs.

Children's Classes

Do you offer trial classes?

Yes. Trial classes must be arranged with prior approval from Jennifer. Requests for trial classes must be made at least 48 hours prior to attendance.

If my child or I miss a class, are make-ups allowed?

Yes, families/students are allowed two make-ups per term, by prior arrangement with Jennifer. Make-ups must be taken during the semester the class was missed and are not possible in all classes.

Is there a registration deadline?

Payments for all classes and programs must be made before the first class. Classes need a minimum number of attendees in order to run. Rutgers reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment.

How and when must payment be made?

Payment in full must be made for classes before the programs begin. Payment plans for the full price of classes in either two or three installments are available, but only by prior arrangement with Jennifer. We accept checks or money orders made out to Rutgers Presbyterian Church, and also take Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards. For children in the Ready, Set, Go! preschool alternative program, payments are for a full year and may be made in two installments, September 1 and December 1.

Are there any discounts available?

Yes, for summer 2014 there is a sibling discount of 10% off the price of a second child and $20 off the price of a second class if you enroll in more than one. Note: the $20 multi-class discount applies only if your child enrolls for the full 8 weeks of summer.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, some scholarship funds are available. You can apply for financial aid by filling out and submitting the
Financial Assistance Application, along with your most recent tax return and other supporting documents, to Jennifer Moore at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org. Financial aid awards are need-based, cover partial tuition only, and are strictly confidential.

My child has food allergies. What is your policy on food?

Children should bring their own snacks to classes and to the pre-school alternative program. Allergies of any kind must also be noted on registration forms. Nuts or foods containing nut ingredients are prohibited in all of our classes.

May I get a refund?

Refunds are only granted in case of relocation or medical necessity, and only for those classes that will be missed (not for ones you’ve already attended).

What if I need to use my cell phone?

All cell phone calls and texts must be made outside the classroom, so as not to disrupt the activities. Please keep these calls brief.

What is your policy on illness? Do I need to notify anyone if we can’t make it to class?

Please stay at home (or keep your child at home) if you or your child have a fever, upset stomach, or other visible signs of illness. Rutgers Church and its instructors reserve the right to send a sick person home. Please send an e-mail to jmoore@rutgerschurch.org if you are going to miss a class for any reason.

My family will travel during the summer. Can we pay a pro-rated fee?

Yes, but you must register and pay for attending a minimum of four weeks of class.

What happens if there’s a snowstorm?

If public schools close due to the weather (snowstorms, etc.), Rutgers programs will close as well, and we will make every effort to schedule a make-up class.

How do I register?

You’re welcome to complete the online registration form if you’re paying by credit card or contact the church for a paper form.

Please contact Jennifer Moore at (212) 877-8227 ext. 212 or e-mail Jennifer at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org for additional information.

I have the best job in the world! Watching young children paint for the first time brings me great joy because they can express themselves before they can even speak. Our art studio allows children of all ages (and adults, too!) the freedom to create, imagine and play. I love helping people find their inner artist.

— Cindy Schaffer, Community Programs Instructor