Family Resources

Parents and children are welcome at and encouraged to attend Plant Biology 2022. The Oregon Convention Center offers family restrooms as well as private, secure Mamava nursing suites. The suites sync with the Mamava mobile app, or access can be gained through Convention Center receptionists or by phone.

“I brought my 6-week-old to PB 2012 in Austin. My mom traveled with me, so I did not need to find childcare on site. Austin has a very large conference center, and we always were able to find a quiet space to nurse. In the evenings, I would bring him to the poster session.”

Eva Farre
Associate Professor of Plant Biology
Michigan State University

Childcare at Plant Biology 2022

ASPB is pleased to once again support parents with onsite childcare at Plant Biology 2022, partially supported by a grant from the Romanoff Fund. You must be a registered attendee to use this service. Contact pbregistration@aspb.org with any questions regarding childcare.

Cost   $10 per child per hour, paid in advance using the Plant Biology 2022 registration system

Registration deadline   June 10, 2022

Ages accepted   Infants and children up to age 12, but most children in care are between ages 6 months and 12 years

Location   On site at the convention center

Hours
Saturday, July 9 – 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 10 – 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Monday, July 11 – 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 12 – 8:00 am to 5:45 pm
Wednesday, July 13 – 8:30 am to 11:45 am

About the Childcare Provider, KiddieCorp

ASPB has contracted with KiddieCorp for hands-on childcare management at Plant Biology 2022.

All KiddieCorp team members are carefully screened, with background checks including Social Security number trace, nationwide criminal database search, and sex offender registry search. They also undergo extensive training.

KiddieCorp team members are uniformed, racially and ethnically diverse, gender- and age-diverse, ranging from youthful camp counselors to experienced grandparents.

KiddieCorp’s comprehensive services include:

  • Adult supervision for sing-a-longs and group games
  • Age-appropriate toys and games in excellent condition
  • Slides, tunnels, and other play equipment that is safe and appropriate for indoor use
  • Craft supplies, books, and videos
  • Pillows and blankets for nap time
  • Diaper changing station
  • Written hourly infant/toddler reports for parents

KiddeCorp adheres to strict safety and security guidelines including:

  • Photo ID-verified check-in and check-out of children
  • Prohibition on unauthorized adults entering the childcare area
  • CPR and first-aid certifications for managers

Please note KiddieCare will charge parents for late pickups.