On-site Childcare for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conference
FAQ About AAFS Childcare
What are the age groups for the children that can be enrolled?
We welcome all children from infants to 18-year-olds.
Who are the sitters?
Our sitters come from all walks of life. Teachers, stay-at-home moms, paraprofessionals, and more: they all have been fully vetted, qualified, and approved to be a sitter on the Call Emmy platform.
How are the sitters vetted?
We are glad you asked. We have an absolutely robust and comprehensive qualification program. It includes a County Criminal Check (for as many counties as they have ever lived in) an Identity Verification Check, a National Criminal Check, a Sex Offender Check, a Social Security Trace, a Psychometric Analysis, a Childcare Safety Skill Check, and lastly, a Manual Profile Approval.
Where will the children be cared for?
Children will be at one of the Denver Convention Center event rooms just steps away from where the conference is taking place.
What are the days and times for the childcare program?
From February 19th to February 23rd, the program runs from 8:00 to 5:00. On February 24th, it is available from 8:00 to 12:30.
Are the sitters vaccinated?
All sitters have been vaccinated against COVID-19. They have a current flu shot and a Tdap vaccine.
What is the cost of the childcare program?
When registered before Oct 31st, the cost for half-day enrollment is $60 per child per day and $120 for full-day enrollment per child. After October 31st, the cost would be $75 and $150 for half-day and full-day enrollment per child.
Is lunch included?
Lunch will be provided for an additional fee. If you are interested in purchasing lunch, please let us know.
What is the cancellation policy?
We offer a 100% refund before Nov 15th, a 50% refund before Dec 31st, and no refund after Dec 31st.
Do you care for sick children at the event?
Unfortunately, we are unable to care for sick children at the event. However, many of our sitters are comfortable providing care for a child who isn't feeling well on a child-by-child basis. You can book via our app for private care of a sick child.
How do you accommodate napping?
We will have cots, a quiet space, and dedicated sitters available for the children who need to nap.
What do I need to bring?
Anything unique to your child such as diapers, water bottles, and stuffed animals. If your child uses a pacifier, please remember to bring that. We will have wipes, hand sanitizer, and changing stations available.
What kinds of activities will children be engaged in?
Children will be involved in a variety of engaging activities including arts and crafts, yoga, storytime, dancing, and jewelry making.
How do I sign up my children?
Click on this link and you can sign up your children by filling out the form.
Would private childcare be an option?
Absolutely. You can book private childcare on our Call Emmy platform. Simply download Call Emmy from the App Store or Google Play, set up an account, and book private childcare for the days and times that are convenient. Use the code AAFS2024 to get a 10% discount.
I have more questions. How do I get in touch with Call Emmy?
You may reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text us at (303)-276-5752.