Child Care for the 2015 Annual Meeting
The AHA provides the names of the following child-care suppliers as a service to members who may be interested, but the AHA assumes no responsibility for their performance, licensing, insurance, and so on. Companies note that they are fully insured, licensed, and bonded, and they will make arrangements to provide child care in the client’s hotel room or elsewhere. Pay rates are generally based on a caregiver’s training and experience and the requirements of the particular engagement. Typical rates are $25–30 per hour. If plans must be made closer to the meeting dates, attendees can also call their selected hotel’s concierge desk for a list of child-care providers maintained by the hotel.
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PO Box 2202, Norfolk, NE 68702
E-mail can be sent to the company through the website’s “Contact Us” form.
A free preview of available babysitters is available through the site’s local neighborhood mapping technology. Once individuals become registered members, they will be given immediate access to babysitters through text messaging, e-mail, and phone.
1400 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Care.com is an online service that matches care and service providers in the areas of child care, tutoring, pet care, and senior care to the people who need their help. The company provides services in midtown Manhattan hotels.
20 W. Kinzie St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 866-205-5625, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. CST
E-mail can be sent to the company through the website’s “Help and Contact Us” form.
Sittercity is one of the largest online sources for child care, with babysitters in every city nationwide, including Manhattan. They offer a four-step screening process, background checks, sitter reviews, detailed profiles, and more.
Annual Meeting: Child Care Grants
For the January 2–5, 2015, annual meeting in New York City, the Association will offer 10 grants of up to $250 USD each to assist AHA members who are bringing children to the meeting. The grants are intended to help offset the cost of child care, enabling attendees with dependent children to attend the meeting.
Eligibility extends to history graduate students, adjuncts, and early-career historians (within five years of the earned degree); priority will go to those who are on the program and/or are interviewing at the meeting. The application period is from September 23 through November 1. All applicants will be notified no later than November 15, 2014.
For additional details on allowable expenses and reimbursement policy, see the information and application form posted on the AHA’s website at bit.ly/Xjtifs.
Applicants with questions can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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