Childcare Returns to Annual Meeting—Early Registration is Encouraged
Childcare Returns to Annual Meeting—Early Registration is Encouraged

February 2023

­­AERA will return to offering childcare services at the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, after a hiatus due to the pandemic. In partnership with the vendor KiddieCorp, AERA will offer subsidized rates to in-person meeting registrants. Advance registration is required to ensure that the on-site Childcare Center is properly staffed, as well as to facilitate planning for games and other age-appropriate activities.

Childcare is provided for children between the ages of 6 months and 13 years old. The Childcare Center’s experienced staff will include an on-site supervisor. KiddieCorp is licensed, bonded, and insured. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Ratios of staff to children are 1 to 2 for 6–11 months old, 1 to 3 for 1–2 years old, 1 to 5 for 3–5 years old, and 1 to 7 for 6–13 years old.

To keep both adults and children healthy and safe, COVID-19 protocols will be implemented. The protocols include the use of temperature screening, hand sanitizer, disinfectant for surfaces and toys, and gloves worn to serve food. AERA will continue to monitor state and CDC websites to stay up to date on best practices. Proof of COVID vaccination will be required for children. AERA follows the CDC guidelines with respect to vaccination of infants.

The fee for childcare is $15 per hour per child. AERA subsidizes 45 percent of the total cost of offering this service to attendees.

Those interested in this service are strongly encouraged to register in advance to ensure that staff and space are planned appropriately. Although every effort will be made to accommodate on-site requests, it is best to contact KiddieCorp directly. To register, click the check box beside “Click Here to Request Information on Childcare Services” when registering for the Annual Meeting. Attendees will be contacted to discuss their needs, pricing, and to reserve a space. Those who have already registered or are seeking further information should contact KiddieCorp at or call (858) 455-1718.

Questions about childcare can be sent to