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Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Mad Science
Your child is embarking on a fun science adventure that will expose them to a variety of interesting topics in science. Our goal is to get your kid excited about science through demonstrations, and more importantly hands-on experiences. Our programs will be run in a safe environment and one that promotes exploration and discovery. You have our commitment that if there is any circumstance that makes this a less than positive experience for any child, we will do what needs to be done to fix it.
 

Allergies, Health Concerns and Phobias

If there are any allergies, phobias, medical conditions or behavioural concerns that you did not report on the registration form, please give us a call. We avoid common allergens in our programs, but better to avoid any surprises. 

End of Program Dismissal

Dismissal at the end of the program will be set out on the registration form. If you have requested that your child be signed out at the end of the program, you need to be present in person to ensure their safety. Please make us aware if there are any custody issues. If you are late to pick up, we will not abandon a child, but if you are more than 15 minutes late, you will be charged $1 for every minute you are late. Repeated lateness may result in your child being removed from the program. 

Behaviour Expectations

Mad Science believes in using positive reinforcement to encourage students to follow our rules and will support appropriate behaviour with praise, award certificates, prizes for students “caught being good” and class incentives. Although it happens very rarely, when positive methods fail, we have a “3 strikes and you're out” discipline policy, consisting of loss of class privileges, phone call home and expulsion from the program. Severe or dangerous behaviours, such as stealing, vandalism or violence can result in immediate expulsion from the program.

Bounced Cheques

A $35 fee will apply to payments returned by the bank. Additional collections fees will apply for outstanding accounts.

Cancellation of the Program

On occasion, Mad Science may need to cancel a program if there is not enough enrollment. We will endeavour to notify parents as soon as possible in this case. For school programs, if buses are cancelled, then the Mad Science program will be rescheduled.  

 

Mad Science Club Program Specific Details

“I Changed my Mind”

If your child does not want to continue in the Club, give us a call. After the first week you will receive a 100% refund. After the second week, a pro-rated refund, minus a $10 service fee will be refunded. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the 3rd week.

Epipens & Rescue Inhalers 

During afterschool programs, we may not have easy access to epipens that are stored in classrooms or the office. If those medications can be carried by the child for the Mad Science Club, they can be more efficiently accessed in case of emergency.

Snow Days

If schools are closed or buses cancelled, so is the Mad Science Club. We will contact the school to make arrangements for a makeup day, and let you know the plan as soon as possible. If the school schedule is such that a makeup date cannot be arranged, we will provide you with a refund.