Frequently asked Questions
What is Mid Pinellas Learn and Play?
We are a group of educators, parents, and caregivers who explore playgrounds, parks, and preserves together. We have multiple classes for all ages of children, from toddlers to teens. We provide three tiers of Nature Learning classes, meet & greets, seasonal social events, beach/sunset meetups, and a celebration of learning each session.
We understand that learning happens best when you are using the most amount of senses possible. We actively explore and develop stamina in each class. We love nature and enjoy showing the younger generation how important the ecosystems are to us and future generations. We have our own nature school program developed by certified educators. We are in no way affiliated with any other organizations who meet here locally.
When do we meet?
We meet year round in sessions. A typical year includes 4-5 sessions (12 week Fall, 6 or 12 week Winter, and 6 or 12 week Spring, and 6 week Summer). Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday meeting weekly or biweekly. Each class is 75-90 minutes. To have access to our classes & event calendar please complete registration.
What ages are our students?
Our average student age is 2-12. We have three offerings of nature classes, one for mixed ages (2-12) called Tiny & Tall Naturalists, another focused for children of school age (6-14) called Tweets & Twigs Wildcrafts, and a new option for the Young Foresters child 0-7 years of age.
We do have children younger than 2 attending our classes as well and love the sensory experience. All trails are stroller friendly. We collect fees for any age (first child) to attend any class; for siblings ages 2.5 and up for the mixed ages class. All early learners are required to pay fees for classes recommended for ages 0-7.
How much does it cost?
Registration cost is $25.00 per family per session and is required whether you are using a drop-in pass or if you purchase a Flex Pass. Our drop-in class pass is $15 per child. We will have two Flex Pass options: 6 Classes for $48 or 12 Classes for $96. Our Material Fee is $15 per family per session for those that purchase any Flex Pass. You will not need to purchase the Material Fee if planning to only Drop-in after the Registration Fee is paid. All Nature School class rates are per student and are booked using a Flex Pass or Dropin.
How do I sign up for classes?
You will need create your user account and then complete the Registration Form and purchase the Registration Fee, Material Fee and Flex Pass, or a Drop-in Fee. After, you pay for your classes you will be able to sign up for classes on the website or using the Mysite App. We will send you an invite to the App when your application is processed by our team. Please look at our available classes under our class descriptions, look at our nature school pages, or read our blog posts.
How do I pay for classes?
Once you fill out our registration form you will purchase from the pricing section or when you go to book any class. We utilize Paypal services to process our transactions.
What is the refund policy?
Our registration cost, material fee, and class packages are non refundable.
Does my child have to attend every day?
No, however we do recommend that they attend the reoccurring classes as we are working on building skills and connections with other students throughout the session.
What is the sick policy?
Please keep your sick child(ren) at home. Do not bring your child to class if they are running a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, unexplained rashes, flu, nasal discharge or a persistent cough. This also includes Covid 19, pink eye, head lice and anything else that can be passed around. Many of us are immunocompromised and we appreciate your understanding of this policy. IF your child is 48 hours symptom free you may return to any of our classes or events. If you or a family member gets Covid 19 please contact us immediately.
Is this a drop off program?
No, at this point we require a parent or caregiver to be present. We have child-led activities during classes and as such children explore at different paces and we do not want to rush anyone.
How we will communicate class information?
Please read all member forum posts and also follow us on our Facebook/Instagram public page. We do have a closed Facebook group that lists Meet & Greet events and information about our classes.
What if the session already started?
We have open enrollment and you are always welcome to join us.
We have a zero tolerance for bullying, harassment, discrimination, and violence. Any member who cannot follow these guidelines will be asked to leave. We are open to everyone regardless of age race, sex, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation.