Complimentary childcare is available the day of the event. Childcare will be provided at The Activities Center on PCOM’s campus – the official practice site of the Philadelphia 76ers! The Activities Center is just across the courtyard from Evans Hall, site of this year’s conference. Childcare will be provided by experienced Devereux professionals and staff from the Kinney Center for Autism. All childcare providers have PA State Clearances, including an FBI Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance.
A full day of free, fun activities awaits! Children will participate in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, music, and games. If the weather permits, children will spend some time outdoors. Please prepare your child with a jacket, tennis shoes, and sunscreen. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, so remember to note any dietary restrictions when you register. Additional child activities are described below.
Merrily the Clown
An award-winning clown with over 16 years of experience, Merrily the Clown will entertain children with balloons and face painting. Merrily has been a hit at past conferences with children and staff! She is insured and has worked with children in a wide range of settings including hospitals and schools.
Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms
Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms introduces children of all ages to the enjoyment of music! This multi-award winning group of talented teachers/performers offers classes, camps and performances. With a dozen national awards, their weekly music classes have been voted “Best of Philadelphia” and “Best of the Main Line” numerous times.
Makin' Music's Andrew Behringer will work with children at our event. Andrew has been teaching guitar, piano, and ukulele to children of all ages since 2007. After graduating from Drexel University, Andrew found his true passion in teaching and sharing his enthusiasm for music with others.
Please Touch Museum
Back by popular demand is the Please Touch Museum’s Portable Play Program. This program offers workshops centered on educational play kits which reflect the look and feel of a visit to the Please Touch Museum. The museum also offers literacy-based kits which build upon early reading books to create a full play experience. Each workshop meets Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood, as well as the Common Core Curriculum.