Complimentary Child Care
We're delighted that you are
planning a return to Grounds this spring. If you are traveling with children or
grandchildren, please know that they are welcome at Reunion. When you arrive on
Grounds and check in, you will find activities in the lobby to occupy them
while you pick up your registration packet, catch up with friends or learn
about new initiatives from various Darden departments. The Barbeque and Field Day on
Saturday is planned with children in mind, offering moon bounces, face
painting, crafts and room to play.
For your convenience, we are
pleased to offer complimentary
child care services for children older than 6 weeks and younger than 11 years
on Friday (6:30 - 11 p.m.) and Saturday (4:30 - 11 p.m.) evenings.
We have contracted with the U.Va. Child Development Center, a licensed and
insured facility, located less than a mile from Grounds. The Center will offer
dinner on both nights, age-appropriate activities and sleeping arrangements for young children. There are two buildings,
so families will be assigned based on whether infant/toddler care is needed; we
will keep older children with their younger siblings, though the infant/toddler
center is better equipped for children under two.
Please indicate your need for
child care when you submit your reunion registration on-line or by mail. Space is limited, so please register
early. If you elect to use the complimentary child care you
will be asked to complete necessary emergency contact information and health
forms, as well as provide a recent photo of your child. Directions to the
facilities will be provided in your registration packet when you arrive on
Grounds. Please note that it is the Center’s policy, and for the safety of the
children, not to release children to parents whom they feel may be intoxicated.
If you prefer to secure private
child care at your hotel room, you may consider using a babysitter from a list
provided by the U.Va. School of Nursing or other local sources. To obtain the
list, please contact Alumni Services at the number below.
Should you have any questions,
don’t hesitate to ask.