Conference Childcare Scholarship
MPSA offers Childcare Scholarships to help defray the cost of childcare for parents/ guardians that are current members of MPSA, registered, attending the conference, and who are staying at the Palmer House or Hilton Chicago. Childcare must be provided on site, using a bonded, insured childcare provider referred by the conference hotel (e.g. American Child Care Inc.). This service must be arranged by the parent or guardian. Per American Child Care, Inc., each childcare worker is required to pass a background check, reference check, and drug test. All ACC staff must be certified in infant and toddler CPR. The website recommends making childcare reservations at least two weeks in advance, childcare may not be available if you wait until later to make reservations.
Reimbursement is made after the conference, when MPSA is provided with an itemized copy of the receipt the parent/guardian receives from the childcare service and within the guideline hours. MPSA will not pay any fees incurred for the parent or guardian canceling the service. After reimbursement, the final cost to the parent/guardian will equal approximately $7 per hour, per child. Please see scholarship application for additional details.