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AAG to Offer New Onsite Childcare Facility for Chicago Annual Meeting


The AAG is pleased to announce that it is launching new, full-time, professionally managed and staffed onsite childcare services for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from April 21 to 25, 2015.

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

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:

Tuesday, April 21  7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 23 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 24  7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

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 also subsidize the hourly rates by 50% for this first year.

Advance registration for ACCENT’s services will be available soon via links from the AAG website. 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 new childcare facility this year in Chicago.

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