As the local contact for the new ³child care² committee, I contact the
³Big Top Event Child Care² at Portland, and below is their response:
We have done events with up to 150 kids. We ask that you provide a space
big enough to accommodate 35sf per child. We bring in all the activities,
from arts and crafts, Wiiıs, movies, rest mats, cribs, changing supplies,
etc. The price is dependent on how many kiddos are attending your event
and the ages as well as how many hours you are looking for care. For
instance, we stay below state ratios for infants and bring 1 caregiver for
2 infants and 1 caregiver for 4 2-3 year olds. Because we donıt know
kiddos ahead of time we like to ensure parents feel comfortable with
anything from check in/check out procedures, leaving the door open with a
baby gate up so parents can peak in any time they like to keeping our
ratios down because we know kiddos have a hard time being away from Mommas
We require a 50% deposit upon booking your event and you can change the
number of kiddos and ages up to 3 days before your event. I can add you to
our current events list and as you have a rough estimate number of kiddos
and ages get you a proposal.
it looks like your event is in our local area so there will be no charge
for mileage, hotels or food for caregivers.
Please let me know what is your idea.
On 8/13/14, 2:39 PM, "Salazar, Christina" <[log in to unmask]>
>YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Anyone else?
>And I am willing to help out in whatever capacity. (You probably don't
>want me taking care of your kids though.)
>The typical obstacle that I've seen in helping/offering childcare has
>been insurance stuff. Just for whatever THAT'S worth...
>John Spoor Broome Library
>California State University, Channel Islands
>From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 5:54 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] ACTION REQUESTED: Volunteer for 2015 Conference
>Quick question for those planning to attend Code4Lib 2015 - Would the
>availability of childcare make a difference in your being able to attend?
> If so I'll propose and lead a childcare committee (seeing as I'm almost
>local to it.)
>On Aug 12, 2014, at 3:35 PM, Tom Johnson wrote:
>> The 2015 Code4Lib annual conference may seem like a long way away, but
>> it's already time for various volunteer committees to start work on
>> the planning. As you know, the conference happens each year thanks to
>> the work of the community at large; please take the time to sign up
>> for confrence committees here:
>> *We especially need people for the Keynote Speakers and Sponsorship
>> committees.* These groups need to begin work ASAP and are short on
>> Thanks to everyone who has already signed up to help!
>> Tom Johnson
>> on behalf of the C4L15 PDX Team