Child Care Services

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At the 2018 Annual Meeting, AAAS will provide child care for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years for a fee. Children will participate in age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts and games in a safe environment while you enjoy the meeting. Child care services are available during the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, February 15
  • 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16
  • 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 17
  • 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18
  • 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Child Care Fees
Age of Child 6 – 36 months* 3 – 12 years
Half Day
7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or
1:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
$65 $55
Additional Hours $13/hour $11/hour
Full Day
7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
$105 $85

*Fee for 6-36 months is higher because more attendants per child are required.

To schedule child care, please enroll by February 2, 2018. Child care will be provided by Accent on Children. Payment is due at time of enrollment. There will be no refund for cancellations received after February 2, 2018.

Please note that for children’s safety, the exact location of the child care area will not be communicated until your registration is confirmed. We will try to accommodate families who have not pre-registered for child care onsite, but it is not guaranteed. Staffing will be determined based on the number and age of pre-registered children, and onsite adjustment options are limited.

Post-Docs and Students Seeking Financial Assistance

AAAS has a child care financial assistance program. Funds are limited, and support will provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. To request financial assistance for child care fees, please forward your paid AAAS Annual Meeting registration confirmation email to along with the name/age of child(ren) and requested child care date(s)/ time(s). Meetings staff will contact you to confirm the amount AAAS can contribute to your child care funding request.

Note: You must be registered for the AAAS Annual Meeting to be eligible for the financial assistance program. If you cancel your meeting registration, financial assistance for child care will also be cancelled. Parents/guardians will be responsible for child care fees in addition to the financial assistance provided by AAAS.

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