Frequently Asked Questions

We Build Robots.
We Build Futures.

Our Vision

The Robo Hub seeks to create a world-class robotics community center serving local families.

Is there parking at The Robo Hub?

Yes! Drive under the large metal arch that leads to the back parking lot of our building. We have 13 free spots labeled “The Robo Hub” along the back fence for parking. If all parking spots are filled, Danehy park offers 4-hour free parking a few hundred feet down the road.

Can the bus drop my child off at The Robo Hub after school?

If you are a Cambridge resident the answer is yes*! You can submit a transportation change request through Cambridge Public Schools. Follow our guide here. Our nearest bus stop is a five minute walk from “Walden and Garden”. A staff member will escort any child walking from the bus stop to our center for the first time. *Only children in 3rd grade or older may walk independently from the bus stop.

What ages do you serve?

We offer after school classes and camps for kids in 3rd-8th grade. Our Birthday Parties are for children of all ages!
We will be expanding to K-2nd later this year.

What if my child is mildly ill?

Please do not send a child to The Robo Hub if the child is known to be sick.  Parents must not send childreto the center who have gastrointestinalrespiratory, skin or direct contact infection or a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher. 

What are your Hours of Operation?

Monday-Friday – 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday – Open by appointment or event.

What is the staff-to-child ratio?

We aim to offer a 6:1 ratio for students to teachers.

Are your staff members qualified and background checked?

All staff members have passed a background check to work with children.
Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds including traditional classroom spaces. You can learn more about staff backgrounds and qualifications on our About page.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Financial assistance is available by request. We periodically offer scholarships which will be announced on our website and mailing list.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

The second sibling to register will receive 20% off the total cost of a given event. All subsequent siblings will receive 30% off.

What is your policy on pick-ups and drop-offs?

Students should be dropped off and picked up within 15 minutes of their listed class time. Each class offers an extended drop off/pick up window for a small fee.

What is your communication policy with parents?

We communicate primarily through staff emails or the “[email protected]” account.
If both parties are comfortable, communication via text or phone is acceptable.

Can parents stay at the center?

Parents are welcome to use our designated parent areas while their children are in class. Parent spaces feature desks, comfortable seating, and proximity to kids.
Save yourself a trip home and set up shop until it’s time for pick up!

*Can parents see their child while they are in a program at the center?

The Robo Hub seeks to provide space for parents in our center while fostering the independence of children in our care.

While parents are welcome to stay in The Robo Hub’s parent space during a given offering, we ask parents to avoid interaction with their child during program time.  Emergency situations are a recognized exception to this request.

We encourage parents to connect with their child during natural breaks in our day such as snack times and lunch.  Instructors are the first point of contact during program time and are always available to discuss how best to support each child.

How does food work at The Robo Hub?

We provide daily snacks (granola bars, fruits, chips, etc.) for all programs

Students are expected to bring lunch for full-day programs. 

We provide a complementary pizza lunch each Friday of our camp sessions.

Are you a nut-free facility?

Yes! We are a peanut and tree-nut free facility.  We realize how scary it can be for children with tree nut allergies. Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts/hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, and walnuts.

We kindly ask that caregivers not send in snacks with nuts or manufactured in a plant with nuts. The best way to do this is by reading labels on prepackaged snacks. Most brands mark their packaging with an allergen list or warning that states the following:

    • ”May Contain Peanut or Tree Nuts”
    • “Processed On shared equipment with Peanuts or Tree Nuts”
    • “Manufactured in a plant with Peanut or Tree Nuts”
    • ”Contains Peanut or Tree Nut Ingredients”

Staff are trained in CPR and First Aid which includes administering EpiPen.

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