Children's Department


The Children’s Department is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children of the seminary community. Our programs are centered on biblical truth and promote the development of life long skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the Childcare Programs?

The Childcare Program is for approved affiliates only. Approved Affiliate include

  • Registered students enrolled in classes either at Boyce or Southern for the current semester (this does not include students with a disrupted status)
  • Individuals employed at either Southern or Boyce (this includes Sodexo workers)
  • Graduates of either Southern Seminary or Boyce College
  • Current Trustees of Southern
  • Currently members of the Southern Seminary Foundation Board

What are your policies?

  • Our policies are outlined in a document listed on the registration page

When does registration open?

  • Registration opens the first Saturday in August for the Fall Semester and the first Saturday in January for the Spring Semester unless otherwise detailed. Registration will open at midnight when the date changes to that respective Saturday. This is set by our scheduling system and cannot be changed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

How can I create a Kidcheck Account?

  • At Southern Seminary, nothing is more important to us than the safety and security of your children.  That’s why we chose KidCheck as our children’s check-in solution to bring you the best check-in experience and to allow us to partner with you to keep your children safe.It is important you create your free account here: , select “Create Your KidCheck Account,” and follow the on-screen prompts. Alternatively, you can download the from the App Store or Google Play Store to create, manage, and update your account right on your phone (does not complete check-in).You can create your account from the comfort of home; it’s simple and will only take a few minutes.  Creating your account prior to drop-off allows a smooth transition and helps your first check-in go quickly.Once you’ve created your account, simply use your 10 digit phone number to check-in with us or anywhere you use KidCheck

The class I wanted my child to attend is saying it is full on registration day, Can you open up more spots so my child can attend?

  • If upon clicking the register link on registration day you receive the message saying “registration is closed or class is full” this class is currently full. Classes will not be opened up for more children as our class sizes are set by our child safety ratios. For legal reasons, this cannot be changed if the class has already maxed the ratio. In the event the class you desired is full, the waitlist listed at the end of this page is your only option in the event a spot opens up that was previously taken.

How does the waitlist work?

  • Once registration closes or a class is full, any open spot will be communicated to those on the waitlist via email as they come available.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

  • You can contact our Coordinator of Childcare, Ashley Akesson, via email at




Southern Childcare


Southern’s Childcare program is designed for children ages 18 months to four years of age. Once registered, each child’s place in the program will be reserved for the entire semester, allowing families to depend on SBTS as part of their weekly routine. Parents are able to choose between two options of care: once a week (Mondays) or twice a week (Tuesdays/Thursdays). During their time in Southern Childcare, children will be introduced to the alphabet, numbers 1- 10, and color recognition. For more information about this program, please contact our Coordinator of Childcare, Ashley Akesson, at

Information such as specific policies will be listed on the registration page for your convenience.

Childcare Open House


August 21st

Drop In – 6:30p.m.- 7:30p.m.



Childcare Room in Honeycutt Hallway



Last semester, we started an open house night for the childcare program so that you and your kiddos can get to know our teachers/us get to know your kids, hear more about what we do, & get up to date on all our new policies. This is something my staff and I implemented last semester to better serve our families and we found it especially helpful for our new parents/kiddos to hopefully help ease those first day jitters and just make sure we are all on the same page before the session starts. No registration is needed except for your initial childcare program registration.

Meet Our Staff

Ashley Akesson

Coordinator of Childcare

Mrs. Ashley has been working within Children’s ministries in various contexts over the last 10 years. She’s been a sunday school teacher and preschool/kindergarten intern for her church before Boyce and regularly serves in the nursery at her church Ninth & O since being in Louisville from Fall 2018. She most recently has completed her Bachelor’s in Youth & Family Ministry from Boyce. She loves serving the families of Southern by overseeing the Children’s Department and is passionate about teaching kids about the Lord and His love for them no matter their age. In addition to her work in Children’s Ministry Mrs. Ashley has been married to her husband for the past 2 years and they just had a little boy this past April named Henry. If she’s not working, you can often find her with her little family, doing something artistic, or participating in her local church Ninth & O.


You can email her at: for questions, prayer requests, or even to set up a meeting to get to know you and your family better!

Allie Jones

Women's Event Childcare Coordinator

Southern Childcare Registration


August 5-12


18 months – 4 years old

by registration


Mondays ONLY


Tuesdays AND Thursdays


9 a.m. – Noon


Childcare Room in Honeycutt Hall

Southern Childcare Waitlist
Parent Name
Child Name

Seminary Wives Institute Childcare


SWI Childcare is designed to serve mothers attending the Seminary Wives Institute on either Wednesday mornings or Thursday nights. Once registered, each child’s place in the program will be reserved for that specific term. Our knowledgeable staff will lead children through Bible stories and age appropriate activities while moms attend the SWI classes. For more information, please contact our Coordinator of Childcare, Ashley Akesson at

Important Registration Information
  • SWI childcare exists to provide care to mothers who would otherwise be unable to attend classes. Fathers who are not physically in class or physically at work are expected to stay home to care for their children. This allows us to best serve the seminary community by offering childcare spots to those who need it most. We have a limited number of spaces available in each age group. We will do our best to accommodate as many families as possible.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for each term in full.

Seminary Wives Childcare Registration


July 1st


8 weeks – 12 years old

by August 1, 2023


Payment is due at the time of registration.

$12 per child, per term

Fall 2023 Thursday - Term I

6:45p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Register Here

Fall 2023 Thursday - Term II

6:45p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Register Here

Department Events Childcare


Department Events Childcare is designed to serve Southern families attending various campus events. Our knowledgeable staff will lead children through Bible stories and age appropriate activities while parents take part in events around campus. For more information, please contact our Coordinator of Childcare, Ashley Akesson at

September 2023


September 5th
Register Here

Women's Auxiliary

September 18th
Register Here

Date Night In

September 22nd
Register Here
October 2023

SBTS Preview Day

October 13th
Register Here

Boyce Preview Day

October 20th
Register Here

Date Night In

October 27th
Register Here
November 2023


November 7th
Register Here