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AAG's Onsite Childcare Facility for San Francisco Annual Meeting

 

The AAG is pleased to announce that, after a successful launch in 2015 at the Chicago Annual Meeting, it is continuing full-time, professionally managed and staffed onsite childcare services for the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francsico Union Square Hotel from March 29 to April 2, 2016.

The onsite childcare services will be provided by Accent on Children’s Arrangements, Inc. (ACCENT) www.accentoca.com, which will design and run a children’s program called CAMP AAG.

Camp AAGers in Chicago 2015

CAMP AAG will offer age-appropriate activities for children ranging from 6 months to 12 years of age (separated into age-appropriate groups) including curriculum-enriched, hands-on, creative activities, arts & crafts projects, active games, and more.

ACCENT will staff CAMP AAG with teacher professional child care providers who have completed ACCENT’s specialized training program. In addition, ACCENT’s onsite supervisors are CPR and Pediatric First Aid certified.

CAMP AAG will run for all five Annual Meeting days as follows:

Tue. March 29 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wed. March 30 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Thu. March 31 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Fri. April 1 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sat. April 2 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

(AAG President Mona Domosh visited Camp AAG in Chicago in 2015.)

The AAG will cover all of the very substantial overall costs to hire ACCENT to establish and staff the onsite childcare facility, and will also subsidize their hourly childcare rates. ACCENT's standard hourly rate for childcare is $12 for children ages 6 months to 3 years and $10 for children ages 3 to 12 years. In addition to paying for all of the facility and staffing costs, the AAG will again subsidize the hourly rates by 50% in this second year.

Advance registration for ACCENT’s services is available via the clickable link at the top or bottom of this page. Interested parents also will be able to sign their children on via on-site registration, which will remain open throughout the Annual Meeting week and will be located directly at the onsite childcare facility. The AAG strongly recommends Advance Registration, to ensure that you have access to this service for the time slots you desire.

The AAG is making this investment to respond to the needs and requests shared with us over the past years. We look forward to making it possible for more families to enjoy their time at the AAG Annual Meetings. We are pleased to provide this onsite childcare facility in San Francisco.

Here's what a few parents said about their experiences in Chicago: “Thank you for providing daycare and supporting working moms.” “Great initiative, AAG!” “Thanks for making it possible for me to attend the convention.”

For questions about this program and any additional inquiries, please contact Candida Mannozzi, cmannozzi@aag.org, tel. 202-234-1450.