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ICA to Offer Childcare in San Diego

Posted By Laura Sawyer, ICA Executive Director, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Raising a child while juggling your education or your academic career can be difficult. Likewise, trying to find care for your child(ren) in order to attend conference can be expensive and stressful: Many of us have been in the "do I leave them home? Do I bring them but fly in a grandparent too? Do I just skip this year because it's too expensive to do anything else?" quandary. In order to preserve access for academic parents, ICA is pleased to announce that we will provide childcare for the children of attendees of the ICA 67th Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. We are partnering with KiddieCorp, a highly respected national company with a 31-year history of providing childcare for conferences and events.

"ICA Kids" will be available for 10 hours each day,Friday through Monday, from 8am to 6pm for children ages 6 months to 12 years. As space is at a premium, we recommend you sign up early in order to reserve your child's space in the program. ICA is subsidizing the cost of childcare for this meeting; childcare is available to attendees' children for US$5 per hour, per child(this is a suggested donation to offset costs, it is not required).

The childcare room will be located on one of the main floors being used for our conference at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, accessible for parents to check in at any time, but out of the way of the hustle and bustle of conference noise. The room is near bathrooms (to which toilet-trained children will be accompanied by a licensed caregiver) and has large (nonopenable) windows to let in natural light.

To preregister (highly recommended), or for more information, please visit:https://jotform.com/KiddieCorp/icakids

We look forward to seeing you-and your children!-in San Diego.

Laura Sawyer
ICA Executive Director


KiddieCorp is pleased to provide a children's program during the 2017 Annual Conference. KiddieCorp is in its thirty-first year of providing high-quality children's programs and youth services to conventions, trade shows and special events. We take caring for your children very seriously. KiddieCorp has enjoyed a long-time partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has helped to establish KiddieCorp as a premier provider of event children's program services.


Activities include exciting themes, arts & crafts, group games, music & movement, board games, story time, dramatic play, etc. We provide activities appropriate for each age group, using safe and sturdy equipment. Children can make their own choices within KiddieCorp's program.


Our goal is to provide your children with a comfortable, safe and happy experience. Our staff to child ratios are high to ensure that every child feels special (1:2 for children ages 6 months through 11 months old; 1:3 for children ages 1 through 2 years old; 1:5 for children ages 3 through 5 years old; 1:7 for children ages 6 through 12 years old). KiddieCorp team members are selected according to their integrity, experience, education and enthusiasm. They must be wonderful with kids! In addition to our selective and competitive hiring process, KiddieCorp remains at the top of the industry by carrying ample liability insurance.


The program is for children ages 6 months through 12 years old. The dates for the program are May 26-29, 2017 and will be located at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, California. Snacks and beverages will be provided and meals need to be supplied by parents each day. Please note: Medication (including sunscreen) will NOT be administered by KiddieCorp management or staff.


To utilize the International Communication Association children's program, a US $5.00 per hour, per child donation is suggested. A minimum registration of 4 hours, with payment of US $20.00 is required to secure your reservation. Children must be registered for a minimum of two consecutive hours per child for each day registered.

The advance registration deadline is April 28, 2017. Register early as availability is limited and handled on a first-come, first-served basis. KiddieCorp must receive both the registration form and payment to hold any advance reservations. You are also welcome to register on-site; however, there is no guarantee and it is not recommended.


  • KiddieCorp staff does not administer medication. To ensure a safe and fun-filled environment, any child who is ill will not be admitted to the children's program.
  • Please label your child's belongings. We will maintain a lost and found; however, KiddieCorp does not accept responsibility for the loss or theft of any toy, book, or other personal items.
  • For parents with infants, please bring diaper changing supplies, formula/baby food, and a change of clothes.

    KiddieCorp is always available to answer any questions. Feel free to contact KiddieCorp by phone at (858) 455-1718 or by e-mail atinfo@kiddiecorp.com.

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