Hot Brown Honey said it best, for things to really move forward…we need childcare. We need it affordable and accessible so people can go to work, and we need it at conferences and professional development opportunities so that one more barrier to anyone participating is lowered.
This is something I’ve been encouraging and nudging persistently on with the organizations I’m involved in. It may not be easy to pull of, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t right.
This year, the Conference Director for the American Alliance of Museums was on board and put in enormous effort to get on-site childcare offered for Annual Meeting. It isn’t free, after all the caregivers deserve a living wage as much as museum folks do, but it is less per hour then a typical babysitter and right on site!
Check it out! Use this link to get to the registration page> Childcare at AAM