Is my child old enough to be at the Community Center by themselves?
That is a tricky question to answer. Every child, family, and culture is different. Just remember this question. Do I trust my child to stay home alone for any period of time? If you answered no, then they probably aren’t old enough to be at the Community Center without parental guidance. Your child should also know their name, their apartment number, your name, and your cell phone number while at the Community Center. Your child should also have basic English proficiency so they can answer and understand the staff at the Community Center. We are happy to have guests in the Community Center but the staff are not caretakers. Information taken from https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubpdfs/homealone.pdf
What are the open gym hours at the Community Center?
The Community Center has open gym hours on Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. There are scheduled events at the Community Center from Monday through Thursday from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and that means that there is no open gym for the community during that time. The gym is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, but some events are being held in the large gym.
Can my child run, ride a bike or skateboard throughout the entire Community Center?
Simple answer, no. We ask that all guests in the Community Center only do these activities in the large or small gym during open gym time. Please do not run, ride any equipment, or play sports in the hallways as there are offices there. Also, when there are large events in the Community Center, we ask that all guests be aware of their surroundings and do not run in the gyms, especially when there are a lot of people.