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Tinkergarten class policies

What is our refund policy?

We understand that circumstances can change for families. You can cancel and receive a refund of your class registration fee, minus 10% for processing fees, right until the class begins. If you need to cancel before class starts, you can select from three options:

Option 1: Switch into another Tinkergarten class listed on our site. Here's how:

  1. Search for a class at tinkergarten.com/classes
  2. Email us at support@tinkergarten.com and specify which class you would like to transfer into, and we'll be glad to transfer your enrollment to that class.

Option 2: Request a credit for the value of your class which you can apply toward any future Tinkergarten class. Just email us at support@tinkergarten.com and let us know you’d like to withdraw and receive a full credit.

Option 3: Request a refund, minus 10% for processing fees. Email us at support@tinkergarten.com and let us know that you’d like a refund. Any refunds will be posted to the original form of payment, and, depending on your financial institution, may take 5-10 days to be reflected in your account after processing.

 

We are unable to provide a refund once your class series has begun. If you need to unenroll after the series is underway, you can select from the following two options:
  • Option 1:  We can easily transfer you to a new class as described in option 1 above. Just let us know which class works for you!
  • Option 2:  We can issue you a credit for the value of the remaining sessions in your series which you can apply toward any future Tinkergarten class.
Please reach out to support@tinkergarten.com for assistance.


What happens if the class is canceled?
 

If the entire class or a subset of sessions within your class are canceled by Tinkergarten, we will reach out immediately with options to transfer to another class, or receive a refund or credit for the full value of any sessions that were canceled.

What happens if I miss a session of the class?

We have recorded class sessions with one of our Tinkergarten Leaders that any enrolled family can watch in the event that you miss a session. To view a pre-recorded session, just sign-in to your account and click into your Class Dashboard. A link to the pre-recorded session is listed under each session.

We do not offer future season credits/refunds or offer live make-up sessions based on sessions missed by an enrolled family. 

What happens if I have technical difficulties that prevent me from attending a session?

Refunds and credits are not provided for missed sessions due to disruptions in a family’s technology, but you can always access recorded classes through your Class Dashboard (see above). 

All Tinkergarten class sessions take place on the Zoom video platform. You can find your zoom link anytime by logging into your tinkergarten account

Before the first session, we’ll also email you a link to connect to the class, with links to quick directions for how to ensure that you and your child have a great experience. We encourage families to review this information prior to the first session. We also strongly encourage families to download and test Zoom prior to the start of class to ensure a smooth experience. Additional troubleshooting tips can be found in the Zoom Help Center. Unfortunately, our team is not equipped to provide technical support with the Zoom platform. If you have questions, please refer to the zoom tutorial sent prior to your first session and/or contact Zoom support.


What if the Leader reschedules a session?

Though rare, there may be times when a Leader needs to reschedule a session. In such a case, the Leader will make every effort possible to choose a day and time that works for the majority of families. If you are unable to attend at the rescheduled time, you can watch the recorded class available for you in your Class Dashboard. If you have any questions about this, please let us know at support@tinkergarten.com.

 

Can I attend class without a child for learning purposes?

Our live sessions are designed to engage children ages 2 to 8 and to establish a tight community among kids, so we require at least one child enroll with you. That said, we’d love to help you learn more about Tinkergarten. Please just shoot us an email at support@tinkergarten.com and include a little more about what you’d like to learn more about/get out of participating, and we’ll be happy to recommend various Tinkergarten content to support you!


What is our safety policy?

The safety of our community is a top priority. For the safety of participants, our virtual sessions will not be recorded by the Leader, and we require that families do not record or photograph the zoom sessions. This allows all participants to safely leave their camera on so that Leaders and children can interact fully and get the full value of the experience.


Another critical step to maintain the security of our online sessions is to ensure that each participant is, in fact, one of our enrolled families. To confirm that only our enrolled families join our virtual sessions, we require that families either participate with their video enabled (recommended) or, as a minimum, connect by video with the Leader at least once at the beginning of class before electing to participate with the camera disabled.

We want to make sure you have a wonderful experience!

We are committed to making sure that you and your child have a wonderful experience! If issues do arise, please reach out to your Tinkergarten Leader to get their support. If you are not able to resolve your issues, please reach out to us at support@tinkergarten.com and we will work with you and your Tinkergarten Leader to support you as best we can. 

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