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Weather & Locations

 

Creative Nature NYC is an art and ecology program designed to take place outdoors. The environment around us is our teacher, our material and source of inspiration.

  • If the weather is nice, our adventures will take place at the Mccarren Park. We are equipped with pop up adventure tents to have extra shade on really sunny days. We are also next to the sprinklers, water fountain and the bathrooms. We are located at : https://goo.gl/maps/nGCP2ZX5DwyqN9ad9 *If the gate at the Leonard st is not open, then there is another entrance from Manhattan Av.

  • If the weather forecast announces some rain, we will move all our activities to the McGolrick Park Shelter Pavilion. We are equipped with pop up adventure tents to make things more confortable on rainny days. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/CqKuFdKE4CTr4y9s6

  • In case of inclement weather, we will send you an email the day before letting you know that our program is cancelled. You have the option to reschedule or receive a reimbursement..

Payments & Refunds

We only offer refunds or transfers due to medical  issues with a medical excuse. Thank you for understanding that this is necessary to keep our very small program open.

  • A child's place in session will not be reserved until the session payment is paid-in-full.

  • Full payment is required per child, per day or week.

  • The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • If a session doesn’t have a minimum enrollment 24 hours before it takes place, we will cancel the session, notify you and reimburse.

  • If for any reason we make a reimbursement exception, Venmo Business transaction fee is a standard rate of 1.9%+$0.10 of the payment. We will deduct this fee from your reimbursement.

 

 

Late Fee

We hate to charge lateness fees! Therefore, we don’t have any, but we expect that you value our time so much as we value yours. Please understand that if you pick up your child later than the time we agreed, we have to pay our art educators extra. Pick up time is always between 2:50-3:00 pm. Finding parking around the park could take extra time so please plan accordingly.

Food + Drink 

  • Nut-free snack / Food cannot be shared

  • Water bottle with label / Water cannot be shared

  • Sunscreen with label

  • Mosquito spray with label

  • Towel with label

  • Umbrella for rainny days with label

Dress Code

Always check the weather forecast before dropping off your child. Bring rain shoes and umbrellas if needed.

Although we are very careful with our art materials, art research can be a messy activity sometimes. Please dress your child in clothes that are okay to get stained. Some materials like Indian ink do not wash out of clothing. Please note that we are not responsible for any stained or damaged clothing.

Photos

We take photos during our classes and occasionally post them to our social media outlets. If you do not want your child to be photographed or posted, please let us know when you signed our waver.

Waiver

Please download, sign and email us back our our waiver. (Link above)                     .

 

Here some very important points:

  • Creative Nature NYC is not responsible for any COVID-19 spread or contagion by or to any children or families of such children. Guardians understand and accept the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic and register their children with us at their own free will and assume all consequences. Creative Nature NYC commits to follow all health protocols as guided by New York State Department of Health. 

  • By signing up our waiver you understand that Creative Nature NYC shall not be responsible for any injury or accident that takes place on or off the premises of the program. Guardians understand and acknowledge the inherent and potential risks of conducting an art program this Spring & Summer 2022 outdoors.

 

Covid Policies

 

We operate outdoors but the safety of our community is our priority therefore follow and implement:

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  • We are constantly updating our guidelines according to the CDC and new state mandates. This weekend, Governor Hochul announced that the Commissioner’s Determination on Indoor Masking, which requires indoor face coverings at all schools in New York State, will be lifted on Wednesday 3/2. Shortly after that announcement, Mayor Adams stated that he will be evaluating case rates this week and will make a final determination on Friday 3/4. While the Governor has made the decision to lift this order, local health departments may continue to require indoor masking within their respective jurisdiction based on local vaccination rates, community transmission rates, and existing mitigation strategies. We are awaiting Mayor Adams and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s determination on Friday 3/4 to better understand their intentions with indoor and outdoor mask mandates.

  • Daily Health Questionare. Please fill this daily before dropping of your child. (link above)

  • Masks are optional for children. 

  • Our staff wears a mask covering throughout the day.

  • We will have minimal physical contact with one another, to the greatest extent possible. 

 

 

Hygiene, Cleaning, Disinfection, Communication & Screening

 

  • Art educators and children must perform hand hygiene immediately upon arriving to our program. Frequent and thorough hand hygiene for both art educators and children will occur throughout the day. Art educators will adhere to hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection requirements from the state of New York.

  • Creative Nature NYC will provide and maintain hand hygiene stations: hand washing with soap, running warm water, and disposable paper towels; alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60% or more alcohol for additional areas.

  • Creative Nature NYC will require art educator and children to hygiene in the following instances: • Upon arrival to our program • Between all studio activities; • After using the restroom; • Before eating.

  • Art educators will regularly clean and disinfect equipment using the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) list of products identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as effective against COVID-19.

  • Creative Nature NYC has signage posted in the entry of our program to remind individuals to adhere to proper hygiene, social distancing rules, appropriate use of PPE, and cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

  • Creative Nature NYC conspicuously post completed summary safety plans on site.

  • If a parent has any COVID-19 questions or concerns in regards to the studio please contact info@creativenaturenyc.org

  • Art educators review best practices on how to support children’s development of good public health behaviors and social interaction practices in congregate settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Art Educators will stay home if they are sick.

  • Creative Nature NYC will implement a mandatory health screening assessment (e.g. questionnaire, temperature check) for staff and children, either directly or through their parent/guardian. Screening must ask about (1) COVID-19 symptoms (2) positive COVID-19 test, and/or (3) close or proximate contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case and will reflect updated screening questions as outlined by City of New York. Responses are reviewed and documented daily.

  • Children must be kept home to rest when they present any of the following:

  • Symptoms listed on the Daily Health Questionnaire.

  • Fever: 100°F or higher (a child needs to be fever free - without the aid of Tylenol or other fever reducers for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to The Painted Cloud).

  • Runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat.

  • Diarrhea or Vomiting: 2 or more times in a 24 hour period. Do not bring your child if they have vomited in the night.

  • Breathing trouble, sore throat, swollen glands, loss of voice, hacking or continuous coughing.

  • Frequent scratching of body or scalp, lice, rash, etc.

  • Child is irritable, continuously crying, or requires more attention than we can provide without hurting the health, safety or well-being of the other children in our care.

  • In the event that a parent/guardian of a child must be isolated because they have tested positive for, or exhibited symptoms of, COVID-19, the parent/ guardian must be advised that they cannot enter the site for any reason, including picking up their child.

  • If the parent/guardian is exhibiting signs of COVID-19 or has been tested and is positive for the virus while their child is in the studio, utilize an emergency contact authorized by the parent to come pick up the child.

  • If a child or their household member becomes symptomatic for COVID-19 and/or tests positive, the child must quarantine and may not return or attend our program until after quarantine is complete.

  • Refer to DOH guidance regarding protocols and policies for art educators, parents/guardians, or children seeking to return to work or the site after a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or after such person had close or proximate contact with a person with COVID-19.

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www.creativenaturenyc.org

+1-646-355-5296 

 info@creativenaturenyc.org

McCarren Park Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/nGCP2ZX5DwyqN9ad9

*If the gate at the Leonard st is not open, then there is another entrance from Manhattan Av.

 

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