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Just to clarify. We do have a couple of parents drop off their school age child to us in the morning due to their work schedules. After about 40 minutes we take them to school. Some of the kids may bring something to eat. In the afternoon, we pick kids up from school and they come to the gym and do about 40 minutes, if that of homework. then prepare and participate in a 50 - 60 minute martial arts class. Parents then pick up their child from the gym. One of our sister martial arts school had to go to court because the local child center program responsible for approving child care centers tried to suggest they were operating as a child care center. It was proven that martial art schools are exempt and they were not. We are a martial arts school and our program is centered around students training in martial arts, thought we help them with homework. What is the law?
Now on the other hand, we are slowing taking measures to become a martial arts child care center so that school age kids whose parents are on assistance, can afford to take advantage of our program which is designed to build confidence, improve focus, develop self-defense skills, and build leadership. We are looking at renovations we need to make, certification for staff etc. Hopefully by next summer we can be certified. I just want to make sure we are okay providing a specialized martial arts training program without having to be a child care center. Thanks
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