Child Care

This year, the sponsoring societies of the joint meeting are arranging for a professional event child care service to be available on-site, in close proximity to the meeting, dining, and lodging rooms. The company, Tots on the Spot (, comes very highly recommended by the YMCA of the Rockies.

To encourage meeting attendance and to support career development in our student and early career members, the AOU and COS will cover the administrative costs and ½ of the hourly costs of child care (thus, parents will be charged only about $20 for 4-5 hour blocks of time).

Interested parents will make arrangements directly with the provider. Please go to and select the link specifically for the AOU/COS/SCO meeting.

The providers will develop a schedule based on the needs of parents that contact them.

If you have any questions about the child care services for the AOU meeting, please email Sara Brownell directly at The deadline for ensuring space will be 15 September.

Tots on the Spot

Professional On-Site Event Childcare

Our Goal: Tots on the Spot wants to assure that every invited guest is able to attend your special event. Our services enable parents to relax and participate in adult events knowing that their children are nearby in a safe, exciting, caring environment being entertained and having fun together with our highly qualified, experienced childcare providers.

Our Services: Tots on the Spot provides on-site special event childcare for all military, business and social occasions. We are a fully insured small business. We work directly with your special event coordinator to assure that every invited guest is able to attend. We want parents to be able to fully participate and enjoy the adult event, knowing their children are safe, happy and nearby in a secure and fun environment. Wherever the special event site may be, we will come there prepared to nurture, care for and entertain the “little guests”. We carefully select the children’s activities, taking into consideration their ages, genders and abilities, with safety and fun in mind. The children’s room is fully childproofed prior to the start of the event. The caregiver–to-child ratio is equal to the national standards for childcare. We follow proven security procedures during all events.

Our Caregivers: Tots on the Spot caregivers are all mature adults that have worked with children for many years in the fields of Teaching, Mentoring, Foster Parenting, Caregiving, or Parenting. They are personally interviewed, fingerprinted and background checked, reference checked and selected by our owner. All caregivers are current on their CPR and First Aid Certification. All caregivers follow appropriate health and safety guidelines. Our caregivers are chosen for their ability to interact warmly and have fun with children while maintaining health and safety standards and professionalism.

We are accepting drop-ins throughout the meeting, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Available drop-in hours and prices:

Societies are participating in Cost Share at 50% tuition and 100% registration fee, adjusted participant prices are listed here. Families w/ multiple children attending receive a 10% discount.

Wednesday 9/24

  • 7:30am-12:30pm - $25/child
  • 1:30pm-5:30pm - $25/child
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm - $15/child

Thursday 9/25

  • 7:30am-12:30pm - $25/child

Friday 9/26

  • 7:30am-12:30pm - $25/child
  • 1:30pm-5:30pm - $25/child

Saturday 9/27

  • 7:30am-12:30pm - $25/child
  • 1:30pm-5:30pm - $25/child

We hope to see you in Estes Park!