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Frequently Asked Questions

 School: 

  1. Registration Materials: All registration forms are provided. They are customized for your program, delivered to your school and bundled for each teacher’s classroom.
  2. Payment Processing: Mad Science can collect all funds through check, credit card, or on-line registration.
  3. Age/Grade Level: Mad Science offers instruction in an age and grade appropriate manner using a variety of teaching methods to ensure each participant benefits from the instruction. Therefore, students in kindergarten through to grade 6 can participate in Mad Science after-school programs.
  4. Instructors: We recruit individuals who have experience in classrooms or of working with groups of elementary-aged children. It is mandatory for all our instructors to pass a series of background checks before they are appointed.
  5. Supplies: Mad Science provides all the equipment and materials required to run the after-school program. Our certified instructors arrive in Mad Science lab coats at least 15 minutes before the class begins, to set-up their equipment. At the end of the class, the Mad Scientist makes sure the room is neat and tidy.
  6. Take-Home Materials: During each class, students make and take home a science project related to the topic covered in that class. Along with this take-home project, students leave with a summary Take-Home Card that describes what they learned during class along with additional activities to extend their science fun and learning at home!

Parents:

Q: How long are the After-School Programs?
A
: The programs run for 1 hour after-school, 1 day a week for 6 weeks.

Q: Who pays for the After-School Program?
A
: The parents of the children attending pay for the programming.

Q: How can I  find out more about Mad Science before I decide to run the program at my school?
AThis video gives an idea of the kind of activities Mad Science performs. Also, we offer each school a free kick-off presentation for the whole school. It gives the staff and the students an idea of what they can expect from Mad Science (approximate $150 value).

Q: What is the cost to the parents?
A
: For full cost information visit our pricing page. The prices include the full program along with all the great scientific and educational take-home toys that the children build themselves during the program (approximate $40 value). Finally, each student takes home a birthday party certificate for a free party add-on ($40 value).

Q: What about children from lower-income families?
A
: Mad Science Vancouver Island is currently seeking sponsorship opportunities for exactly this purpose. When a school runs our program they receive a scholarship that they can use to lower the registration fees for children from lower-income families.

Q: I forgot to include the tax in my payment. What's the easiest way to include this amount?
A
: The full balance, including tax is due by the beginning of the 2nd lesson and can be given directly to the instructor in cash. You can as well call us at (250) 391 1814 and we'll arrange to get the correct amount.

Q: Is it possible to enroll my child in the After-School Program once it has already begun?
A
: Our maximum class sizes are 25. If there is room in the class, we will accept late registrations and enrollments, however the full price of the program will still be charged. Please note that this balance will be due at the first lesson your child attends.

Q: What are my payment options?
A:
You can pay by cash, cheque or credit card. Please note that only Visa and Mastercard is accepted.

Q: I have missed the deadline for registration. Can I still register my child to attend the program?
A:
For registrations after the program deadline, please use our on-line booking system.

 

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