No. A parent (or a designated responsible adult) must be with his/her child at all
times. Any unsupervised children
will not be permitted to participate in any of the days' activities. In
some cases, due to limited space, adults
may be asked to wait just outside the activity room.
If a registered child is not wearing appropriate footwear,
they will be denied access. Closed toed shoes must be worn by all to participate.
Late arrivals may also be denied access at the discretion of the Program Sponsor.
Please visit: http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/Events/ChildrensDay/ and click on the link that says,
“Be a volunteer”. If your teenager does not have a login for NIH, please click “I do not have a NIH login”.
Then click on the myNCI-F icon to create a new myNCI-F account. Follow the instruction to create the account.
Then go back to the volunteer registration site to login with your new account and register as a volunteer.
If your child has questions about this process, please direct them to webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYCTWD activities are free of charge. The only costs are for lunch and swimming (if available), if desired. Information on lunch options and swimming will be provided via emails, and on the web site news page
The day’s activities will include:
NCI at Frederick participates in its own Take Your Child to Work Day because many people
who work at Frederick find it difficult to participate in the event in Bethesda.
Additionally, having the event during summertime ensures the best time of year to plan outdoor activities.
Given that the date of the NIH Main Campus TYCWD falls during the academic year,
most members of our community thought it would be best to plan the Frederick event when children are out of school,
so they are not taken out of academic study for a day during the school year.
Registration is the process of picking the sponsored programs ahead of time.
Once registration is over, the programs will be assigned in a fair manner through an automated mathematical algorithm.
There are two hubs – an indoor and an outdoor hub. Each hub showcases a range of fun and interactive
activities that children and their escorts can participate in without registering in advance.
The indoor hub is located in the lobby of building 549. The hours for this hub are from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The outdoor hub is located on the grassy field between chandler and wood streets. The hours for this hub are from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
There will also be a science room in building 426 where people and participate in various mini hands-on experiments throughout the day.
The hours for the science room are from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Placing children in programs is a bit of a numbers game. The matching system tries to give everyone their
1st choice program regardless of session and then fill in subsequently after that.
Depending on the number of children registered and the number of programs we have available,
sometimes we cannot accommodate everyone’s choices and fill everyone’s schedule.
The number of programs that are prioritized also factors in. For instance,
if you are only interested in a few of the sessions it will be unlikely that your schedule will get many programs.
Thankfully, the hub activities and science room will be running throughout the day and have a number of great activities to fill the time gaps.
If we have slots available before each session, you are welcome to stop by the registration booth on the morning of the event to see if we
can place your child or children into other slots.
If your children are registered for a 9:00 a.m. program, be sure to check in at the registration desk no later than 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the event.
This will give you enough time to check-in, make any modifications to your schedule, and to give you enough time to walk to the location of your first program.
Yes, you can register your child onsite, along with other kids, but there is no guarantee there will be a program slot for them to attend.
In an effort to make sure your children have enough activities, we encourage you to register online in advance of the event.
Yes, if you know how to get to the building, please feel free to walk there yourself. However,
if you arrive too late, you may not be able to participate in the program after it has started.
Yes, a map will be provided of the indoor and outdoor hub activities.
Please stop by the registration desk on the morning of the event to pick one up.
If you only have one adult available to supervise your children on the day of the
event, then you should register
all children as a single group under the one “chaperone” so Programs appropriate
for all of their ages will be
made available to you.
If you have more than one adult available to supervise your children, and you would
like to register them
separately, you may do so by registering adding multiple chaperones when registering your
children. Each chaperone will be treated
as a separate group, enabling the different groups to attend different Programs.
For safety reasons, please do NOT wear sandals or other open-toed shoes. Sneakers
or athletic shoes are recommended.
Anyone wearing open-toed shoes will NOT be permitted into laboratories,
shops areas, and other facilities where
safety is an issue. Be mindful of the weather. Sun block as well as umbrellas
and slickers in case of rain are
Take Your Child to Work Day will proceed rain or shine. There may be some adjustments regarding the outdoor hub activities,
but the indoor hub activities and science room activities will still take place. The programs will take place as well.