On-Site Child Care for SDCC 2016 Now Open

©2014 WBEI

©2014 WBEI

San Diego Comic-Con can be a great place to bring your kids – really. Us adults all know that the convention can be a magical place, and for many, SDCC is a cool way to share some of that magic with your young’uns.

But kids are meant to run around, and sitting all day in Ballroom 20 or Hall H for hours on end may not result in the happiest of children (or parents) – so for those times, there’s a pretty easy solution.

Comic-Con International is once again offering its on-site child care, managed by KiddieCorp. The company has been providing child-care services at conventions for 30 years, has a partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, and provides high staff to children ratios to ensure kids get the proper attention.

The service provides snacks and beverages, and offers a variety of activities for children to make their stay fun and comfortable, ranging from blocks and LEGOs to making crafts, from relay races and “red light, green light” to just relaxing with a good book (and at Comic-Con, you have plenty to choose from).

Prices for the service are $10/hr for kids six months to two years, and $8/hr for kids three to twelve. After June 30, the prices go up to $12/hr and $10/hr, respectively. For exhibitors, the program is free during designated set-up and tear-down dates/times. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so like everything at Comic-Con, the early bird gets the worm child-care.

The registration form is now online at the KiddieCorp website.

About Kerry Dixon

Kerry Dixon is Editor-in-Chief of The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and the site’s resident panel guru.