Child Care

IROS 2023 is truly an experience for everyone, and while this year’s theme is “The Next Generation of Robotics”, we do recognize that your child may not be ready to participate as a “technical” attendee. Don’t worry. We’ve still got their IROS experience covered!

IROS 2023 has partnered with KiddieCorp to provide this year’s children’s program. In its thirty-seventh year of providing high-quality children’s programs and youth services to conventions, trade shows, and special events, KiddieCorp takes caring for your children very seriously. A long-time partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics has helped establish KiddieCorp as a premier provider of event children’s program services.


Activities include exciting themes, arts & crafts, group games, music & movement, board games, story time, dramatic play, etc. They provide activities appropriate for each age group, using safe and sturdy equipment. Children can make their own choices within KiddieCorp’s program.


Our goal is to provide your children with a comfortable, safe, and happy experience. KiddieCorp’s staff-to-child ratios are high to ensure that every child feels special (1:2 for children ages 6 months through 11 months old; 1:3 for children ages 1 through 2 years old; 1:5 for children ages 3 through 5 years old; 1:7 for children ages 6 through 12 years old). KiddieCorp team members are selected according to their integrity, experience, education, and enthusiasm. They must be wonderful with kids! In addition to their selective and competitive hiring process, KiddieCorp remains at the top of the industry by carrying ample liability insurance.


The program is for children ages 6 months through 12 years old. The dates for the program are October 1-5, 2023 between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm and will be located at the Huntington Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan. Light snacks and water will be provided. Parents are encouraged to provide any “favorite” snacks or beverages as well as meals (if your childcare hours overlap with breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner). All food must be nut-free.

Please note: Medication (including sunscreen) will NOT be administered by KiddieCorp management or staff.


IROS 2023 will be offering discounted childcare to all conference attendees

The cost for the children’s program is $10.00 per hour, per child. Children must be registered for a minimum of two consecutive hours per child for each day registered.




The advance registration deadline is September 4, 2023. Register early as availability is limited and handled on a first-come, first-served basis. KiddieCorp must receive both the registration form and payment in full to hold any reservations. On-site registration will be limited to space availability. We encourage you to register early so we can guarantee the appropriate amount of staffing to accommodate your needs.


  • KiddieCorp staff does not administer medication. To ensure a safe and fun-filled environment, any child who is ill will not be admitted to the children’s program.
  • Please label your child’s belongings. We will maintain a lost and found; however, KiddieCorp does not accept responsibility for the loss or theft of any toy, book, or other personal items.
  • For parents with infants, please bring diaper changing supplies, formula/baby food, and a change of clothes.



KiddieCorp is always available to answer any questions. Feel free to contact KiddieCorp by phone at (858) 455-1718 or by e-mail at


Below is a list of childcare options and local resources that event delegates may find helpful. This list is provided for event delegate convenience and informational purposes only, should a delegate choose not to utilize provided childcare services. We suggest you contact them well in advance to inquire as to availability and pricing.

Alternatively, some hotels may provide referrals for childcare/babysitting services.  Please inquire with the hotel you have selected for your stay directly via their Concierge Desk.

Sitter City