Convention participants who would like to have childcare during the convention should preregister for a possible on-site childcare service through KiddieCorp. If a sufficient number of children are registered for childcare by 30 October, a daytime childcare center will operate in the Hilton Austin. If a sufficient number of children are not registered for the service by that date, the service will not be offered.
If daytime childcare is not offered through KiddieCorp, the MLA will have funds available to reimburse up to $300 each to members who use childcare services provided by one of the convention hotels or another service during convention hours. If more requests are received than can be reimbursed with available funds, preference will be given to graduate students and members in lower-income categories.
Members should submit a request for reimbursement, along with supporting documentation such as a receipt from a childcare service, no later than 29 January 2016 to Karin Bagnall, Associate Director of Convention Programs, Modern Language Association, 85 Broad Street, suite 500, New York, NY 10004-2434.