Parents and Children

Supporting Parents and Children

As the next generation of activists, children are an important part of our conference. We work to integrate childcare and conference programming so that children are acknowledged and not treated as invisible while on campus.

Help us in this process by recognizing that kids may need to be around familiar adults outside of childcare, that babies may be present, and that acknowledging and supporting children supports their parents as well. Give children some attention and help them feel included in conference activities!

Conference childcare

Free conference childcare includes fun, creative workshops for children of all ages to imagine, explore, and share ideas. We'll explore new ways for activists of all ages to participate in and enhance the dialogue. Workshops may include art projects and interactive trips exploring the campus. Snacks, plenty of playtime, and fun for young friends of all ages will be provided.

Each child who is registered and participating in childcare during the conference weekend must have a waiver completed and signed by their parent/guardian. There is an additional permission form for any trips exploring the campus. You can pick up forms at the registration table and childcare site.

Information for parents

Bathrooms with changing tables will be labeled throughout the campus. For access to private space for nursing/pumping, please visit the registration table.

During meal times, please feel empowered to go to the front of the food line if for any reason you or your children cannot stand in line or ask a conference staff person for assistance getting food.

Food and beverages can be purchased on campus at the Bridge Cafe in the Robert Crown Center, the Kern Cafe in the RW Kern Center, and the HampStore in the library. Hours of operation are listed here.

There is a first aid kit at the registration table.