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Fieldtrip Information & Schedule

During the fall/spring, additional activities are posted on a classroom Field Trip Board. On these boards you will find sheets pertaining to activities we will offer AT the Center (In-House) and also those we offer OUTSIDE of the Center (Fieldtrip) that may cost additional money.

We ask that you do the following:

1. Sign yes or no if your child is going to participate. If the event falls on your child's regularly enrolled day and you do not wish for them to join us, you must provide alternate care for your child during the field trip times. (WE DO NOT OFFER SEPARATE CHILDCARE DURING ANY OF OUR FIELDTRIP TIMES). If a fieldtrip falls on a day your child is NOT enrolled, but you would like for them to join in the fun, you must add them and a chaperone to our WAITING LIST; if the fieldtrip does not fall on their day you MUST provide a chaperone. IN-HOUSE activities are only offered to children who are enrolled on the day of the activity; due to our attendance we cannot allow additional children to attend these events.

2. Decide if you would like to chaperone. If yes, then please write the NUMBER of chaperones you wish to provide in the box under “I would like to chaperone this trip”. You need not sign your name on these forms as you have already given permission for your child to attend trips on our general permission slip included in your enrollment packet.

The fees and due dates for every activity can be found in FOUR areas: monthly calendars, the Calendar of Events (which was handed out the first week of care), the event papers which are posted on each class's field trip board and lastly, on our website.

3. Field trip and event payments should be made separately from your tuition payments and should go directly in the tuition payment box.  You may pay either cash or with a check made payable to Stepping Stones.

Fieldtrip and event fees are NOT CASHED until the event has taken place. This is done so that if an event does not take place (i.e. due to weather, or illness from a program director), then the funds can easily be returned without involving tuitions. Please note that there is NO REFUND for any trips/events unless they are canceled by the specific program or place that is offering the activity.  

Remember, we cannot participate in fieldtrips without chaperones. We have only THREE bus trips planned for our Fall/Spring program (September to May). We ask that each child's family provide a chaperone to at least ONE of those field trips; anyone over the age of 18 may chaperone. We have had lots of aunts, uncles, and grandparents in the past who have enjoyed helping out!

Thank you for reading this important information!


** FIELDTRIP DATES ** (Rev 9-4-16)

Thu Oct 13, 2016 Gaver Farms $10 pp Sep 29
Thu Nov 17, 2016 Anthony Ware Magic Show (In-house) $6 Nov 10
Tue Jan 17, 2017 Music N' Motion Show (In-house) $6 Jan 10
Mon Feb 6, 2017 Reptile Show (In-house) $6 Jan 30
Wed Mar 15, 2017 "Cat In The Hat" Stage Play $15 pp Feb 22
Tue Apr 25, 2017 Monster Slide Day (In house) $10 Apr 11
Wed May 10, 2017 Catoctin Zoo $9/child
Apr 26

All fieldtrips and In-House Activities are non-refundable.

Unless noted, the above-listed fieldtrips are "bus fieldtrips" scheduled away from the center.  During the year we have scheduled "in-house" activities where companies come into the center to do activities with the children.  The information and costs of these activities is also provided in your calendars & calendar of events