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Case Study: Childcare On-Site | PAAL Summit at The Public Theater, ART New York

FIRST NATIONAL SUMMIT ON PARENT AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT IN THE PERFORMING ARTS || CHANGING THE SPACE - MAKING A FAMILY-FRIENDLY NATIONAL EVENT SPACE:


  • PAAL partnered with Broadway Babysitters, on-site care for theatres and individuals

  • Childcare was provided FREE For all PAAL Summit attendees and participants.

  • Sponsored by New 42 Studios

  • At registration, registrants could request childcare, including a breastfeeding/pumping room they have on the space and transforming a small space into an infant care room.


With PAAL and Broadway Babysitters partnership, both spaces were transformed to hold adults and children in safe, inclusive, and compassionate ways:


Both Public Theatre and ART/NY Space were transformed by creating barriers, providing activities, and responsible caregivers.


Broadway Babysitters Caregivers Prepare the space and review protocol for the PAAL Summit to care for children on-site while performing arts leaders engage on the topic of parent-support.


Vetted Broadway Babysitter Caregivers meet parents at front desk where parent and child are checked in and escorted to the child-designated space.



Parents attend sessions and are also welcome to bring their children/breastfeed/pump in the space, BBS caregivers are also on-hand to watch them on-site so parents can participate fully in all sessions.

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