Are you planning to attend the ABCT Convention in Atlanta this November?
Are you bringing your children along with you? Or do concerns about childcare coverage create barriers in your attendance or participation? Would childcare support you in presenting your talk or attending a special dinner with colleagues or the Friday Night SIG Poster Expo?
ABCT recognizes that many of our members have children, and we seek to demonstrate our values around supporting members in forging integrated lives and creating inclusive professional experiences. We have worked this year to offer childcare at our ABCT convention, and we need your help in assuring the word gets out to those who may appreciate its offering.
We currently have 5 families and 8 children signed up to engage in this service. ABCT will offer child care for the 2019 convention on Friday and Saturday only. We will also offer this service for 2020 in Philadelphia. Parents may enroll their children at any time and even at the convention based upon space availability.
Best to register early to avoid disappointment.
Parents who require child-care services during the convention may make arrangements with KiddieCorp.
Child care will be available during the following hours:
Services are located in the Marriott Marquis hotel, International Level, International A&B. The age range offered is between 6 months through 12 years old. There is a 2-hour minimum.
The hourly rate for the first child is $12, $8 for the second child, and $5 for the third child. The fee can be paid by credit card or check in advance. Cash can be accepted on-site provided that there is still space available.
Please fill out the registration form at https://www.jotform.com/KiddieCorp/abctkids and send to KiddieCorp by October 24 to assure we can offer this service!
Late Charge: If parents do not pick up their children at the end of the day, they will be charged a late fee of $5.00 per child for every 5 minutes thereafter.
Refund Policy: Parents may cancel registration on or before September 26 with no charge.
Cancellations made between September 27 and October 10 will incur a charge of $3 per hour per child.
Cancellations received after October 10 will incur a charge of $6 per hour per child.
Please pass this information along widely to help us reach our goal of serving at least 12 children this year at the convention. As an active ABCT member and mother, I have enjoyed sharing the convention with my family and modeling the possibilities of working parenthood for students that I have had the honor of working with over the years. My daughter was the unofficial mascot of the Women's SIG during my tenure as Chair, and carried our table sign around the Friday night poster session. I hope that this service enables more of you to attend and to enjoy special moments with (and while on a break from) your children!
Alyssa Ward, Ph.D.