Today it seems that both adults in a household are working and we wanted to be an organization that recognizes that fact,” said John West, SC16 General Chair. “We did not want conference attendance to be a choice of either/or for such households, so for the first time, SC will be providing on-site child care services at the convention center for a small fee. So regardless if both parents are involved in the field or not, this will provide an opportunity for the family to be together while one or both parents enjoy either parts or all of the conference. Of course, it is entirely optional, but we listened to our audience and this seemed to be a growing need. I realize this is a small step, but hopefully it is the first of many more small steps to come.
SC16 childcare will be provided by KiddieCorp, now in its thirtieth year of providing high–quality children’s programs and youth services to conventions, trade shows and special events.
“Our motto of “Safety first, fun a close second!” is taken seriously in everything we do to care for your children. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships and have enjoyed a long-time partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, which helped established KiddieCorp as a premier provider of event children’s program services. Our goal is to provide your children with a comfortable, safe and happy experience. Our staff to child ratios are high to ensure that every child feels special (1:2 for children ages 6 months through 11 months old; 1:3 for children ages 1 through 2 years old; 1:5 for children ages 3 through 5 years old; 1:7 for children ages 6 through 12 years old).”
The cost per child is as follows:
• Attendees and Exhibitors: $6.00 per hour
• Students and SC16 Committee Members: $5.00 per hour
To sign up for SC16 Daycare, call KiddieCorp at (858) 455-1718 or visit the childcare registration page.
Attendee registration is now open for SC16, which takes place Nov. 13-18 in Salt Lake City.