AAAR 40th Annual Conference

Childcare Services

New Mother Services and Childcare Services at the 40th AAAR Annual Conference

For nursing mothers

The Raleigh Convention Center provides two complimentary Mamava mobile lactation suites for visitors. These pods are located on the Main Level and the Mezzanine Level of the venue. With hospital-grade surfaces with two built-in benches, shelving, and mirror, outlets, and USB ports, and two ventilation fans provide 32dB of white noise and are capable of air-change rates of at least 79 ACH, the suites offer a clean, comfortable and private option for pumping and breastfeeding. Please note that there is an electric outlet in the pod for convenience, but no refrigerator.


For attendees in need of childcare while in Raleigh, a wide range of services from hotel babysitters to daycare is available from local companies such as PlatinumSitters Inc. or Mother’s Helper. See below for more information:

PlatinumSitters Inc.
Phone: 919.617.6072
Description: PlatinumSitters understands that finding a reliable and experienced sitter is hard. They work to provide on the go access to vetted sitters at an affordable price. It is of utmost importance to PlatinumSitters that your children are cared for by a compassionate, caring and qualified sitter. They offer on-call babysitting service, two-hour lead time, with quality sitters that have been vetted through a due-diligence process. Fill out your family profile and begin your sitting experience.

Mother’s Helper
Phone: 919.845.5132
Description: Mother's Helper Home Care Agency, Inc., of Fayetteville and Raleigh, is a N.C.-licensed home care agency established in 1995. Mother's Helper provides competent and qualified companions, in-home aides, postpartum doula, LPN's and RN's for Medicaid programs, personal care services, high level hourly nursing care and professional babysitting/eldercare.

We may have limited funding to support childcare for AAAR registrants. If interested, please contact Conference Chair Amy Sullivan –  Amy.Sullivan@ColoState.EDU – as soon as possible. Include your child's age and duration of care.

Conference Registration Fees
Early Bird
(Through July 31)
(August 1-31)
(September 1-conference)
Regular $659 $749 $842
Early Career $531 $602 $671
Student $235 $235 $326
Retiree $235 $235 $326

Registration via the website portal will close on Sunday Sept. 25th, but you will still have the chance to Register in-person at the AAAR Registration Desk in the Raleigh Convention Center starting on Sunday October 2nd.