Conference Childcare Award
MPSA offers Childcare Awards to help defray the cost of childcare for parents or guardians that are current members of MPSA, registered and attending the conference, and who are staying at the Palmer House or Hilton Chicago. Childcare must be provided on site, using American Child Care Inc, a bonded insured childcare provider referred by the conference hotel. This service must be arranged by the parent or guardian. The website recommends making childcare reservations at least two weeks in advance, childcare may not be available if you wait until later to make reservations.
Per American Child Care, Inc., each childcare worker is required to pass a background check, reference check, and drug test. All ACC staff must be certified in infant and toddler CPR. The hourly rate on August 2019 posted for American Child Care, Inc. was $35 per hour, with a four-hour minimum.
The final childcare cost for an attendee would be $5 an hour, after the MPSA reimbursement. If a parent wants a second childcare provider, then the cost for the second provider to the parent would be $20 per hour after the MPSA reimbursement. If you have any questions or concerns about this service, please contact our office with your concerns (firstname.lastname@example.org). We no longer publish online or in the program the recipients of the Childcare Scholarship program.
Reimbursement is made after the conference, when MPSA is provided with an itemized copy of the receipt that the parent/guardian receives from the childcare service and the hours of service are within the guideline hours. MPSA will not pay any fees incurred for the parent or guardian canceling the service.
The hours considered for reimbursement must only be during specific times indicated below and must be listed on the itemized receipt:
Wednesday, April 14, 2020 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 15, 2020 9:00am - 10:00pm
Friday, April 16, 2020, 7:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday, April 17, 2020 7:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday, April 18, 2020 7:30am - 2:00pm
The application deadline is April 18, 2021, but you must reserve childcare at least two weeks in advance (prior to the conference).
Applications for Childcare Awards will be available closer to the event.