Corporate Kids Events, a company that specializes in conference childcare, partnered with FIRST Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in July of 2018 for FIRST’s Biennial National Conference. Corporate Kids Events has done several events for FIRST over the years. We especially love helping special needs children. It brings us such joy to see them having so much fun with each other and with all the organized activities.
FIRST is a foundation for Ichthyosis with the goal of improving the lives and seeking cures for those affected by ichthyosis and related skin types. FIRST was holding their 20th Biennial National Conference during which the families of affected children joined together in Nashville, Tennessee, to receive education and support and to learn about new innovation and technology in the field.
Corporate Kids Events allowed families to bring their children with them to this 2-day conference and enjoy their own side event with the theme of Arts and Crafts Extravaganzza while the parents learned more about their children’s skin disorders. We organized many activities for the children including a Talent Show and a Mickey and Minnie Surprise Visit which the kids always adore.
Corporate Kids Events hosted 83 children for this 2-day conference childcare extravaganza, managed by our own Miss Lucy and Belen. “Kids can be themselves and have fun without judgment”, reports Miss Lucy.
The Talent Show allows kids to be creative, express themselves, and experience getting up in front of other kids – complete strangers which helped to build their self confidence. You can be sure they were not strangers by the end of the event. These kids meet new friends and bond with each other through the slew of organized activity. The Talent Show also helps to build their self esteem as their peers cheered them on.
The surprise Mickey and Minnie Visit is always a hit. Dressed in full-body outfits, Mickey and Minnie appeared after a mid-morning snack during some downtime when they least expected. With snacks in their bellies to hold them off before lunch, the kids were feeling great and joined Mickey and Minnie in a dance party!
One child wrote a letter to Miss Lucy which reads,
“My favorite this about camp was playing all the games and playing with friends. I think it is nice for them to see that they aren’t the only ones like them and there are others in the world that look the same.”
This FIRST event in Nashville was located at the Nashville Airport Marriott with 471 attendees. You can learn more about FIRST by visiting their website, www.FirstKinFoundation.org.
We look forward to hosting many more conference childcare events with the FIRST Foundation in the future! Thank you for your trust in Corporate Kids Events!