Child Watch

Building an inclusive space means a lot of things – it means taking care in our meetings to respect our comrades, even and especially when we disagree. It means learning new habits, like paying attention to pronouns and using the right ones. And it means tending to less visible support resources, like the care labor disproportionately shouldered by femmes, and like robust processes for addressing and defusing harm. To build an inclusive space, we need all of us. 

At DSA San Diego, we are committed to offering child watch for children 4 years and older. Child watch is otherwise known as child care, but we make the distinction to emphasize the role of member volunteers.

We will have a minimum of two registered member volunteers each meeting for child watch, with details on safety protocols and activity guidelines reviewed at trainings.

We can’t wait to meet you and your family!

Core Safety Principle

Children will never be alone with an adult, unless parents confirm that they can go to the bathroom/a stall alone.

Location

The Child Watch location will be shared with parents after they register.

Schedule

  • 3:30 PM – 3:40 PM — Volunteers Arrive
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM — Child drop-off time
  • 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM — Play or structured activity time
  • 5:45 PM – 6:00 PM — Wind down time
  • 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM — Pick-up

See our Child Watch Info Sheet for more information.

Parents – how to enroll your child?

Steps to get your child into our Child Watch Program:

  1. Complete the waiver
  2. Complete the sign-in form

Organizers will provide parents with location details after they register.

Volunteers – how to get involved?

If you would like to volunteer to supervise children during Child Watch, please complete the Volunteer Sign-up Form! We strongly encourage our masc-identifying members to step forward, as this labor is often categorically assigned to femmes or rotated among parents. We need to show solidarity to parents (and kids!) to encourage greater levels of their participation.