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.

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- 15, and color recognition using Memoria Press’ Junior Kindergarten Curriculum. For more information about this program, please contact our Coordinator of Childcare, Ashley Akesson, at


August 1 – 12


18 months – 4 years old

by registration


Mondays ONLY


Tuesdays AND Thursdays


9 a.m. – Noon


Childcare Room in Honeycutt Hall


Cost per Session

Session ONE Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5 1 Child $45
Session TWO Sept. 12, 19, 26 2 Children $85
Session THREE Oct. 3, 10, 17 Three or More Children $120 Max
Session FOUR Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7


Tuesday & Thursdays


Cost per Session

Session ONE Aug. 23 – Sept. 8 1 Child $90
Session TWO Sept. 13 – Sept. 29 2 Children $175
Session THREE Oct. 4 – Oct. 20 Three or More Children $255
Session FOUR Oct. 25 – Nov. 10



All payment will be processed through our KidCheck software, with the first month’s fees due at the time of registration. A reminder email will be sent for the following months.


If upon clicking the register link you receive the message saying "registration is closed or class is full" this class is currently full. An option to join the waitlist for this program may be found by clicking the button below.
Waitlist - Southern Childcare
SWI 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 the entire term. Our knowledgeable staff will lead children through lessons and activities based on the Gospel Story Curriculum. For more information, please contact our Coordinator of Childcare, Ashley Akesson at


August 1


8 weeks – 12 years old

by Aug 1, 2022


Payment is due at the time of registration.

$12 per child, per term


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.

SWI Wednesday - Term 1

August 24 - September 28
10 a.m. - Noon
Register Here

SWI Thursday - Term 1

August 25 - September 29
7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Register Here

SWI Wednesday - Term II

October 12 - November 16
10 a.m. - Noon
Register Here

SWI Thursday - Term II

October 13 - November 17
7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Register Here
Family Life Conference 2022

Every Fall the Seminary Wives Institute offers the opportunity for both husband and wife to attend a two day event focused on marriage and the family in a ministry setting. Childcare is offered on a limited basis. Please ensure that you are first registered for the Family Life Conference (FLC) before registering for FLC Childcare. FLC Childcare registration will ensure your child has a space reserved for both days of the event. Due to limited space it is highly encouraged that you obtain private care for you children if possible.



August 8 – September 9


8 weeks – 12 years old



Friday, September 16 Saturday, September 17
5:30 p.m.  – 9 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – Noon


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.


A parent may not place their child in childcare if: 

  • The child has a fever of at least 100 degrees. 
  • The child has a runny nose, with colored (yellow or green) mucus. 
  • The child has diarrhea.
  • The child has a persistent cough. 
  • The child is visibly ill.
  • A sibling or parent of the child currently has or recently had a contagious sickness. 

Expectations of Children while in Childcare:

  • A child must show respect for teachers, other children, and the property of SBTS in speech and action, failure to do so will result in a time out and the possibility of being sent home. 
  • A child is not permitted to hit, kick, bite, or cause harm to others. Doing so will result in a time out and the possibility of being sent home. 
    • If a child bites others, he or she may be dismissed from the program for two weeks.
  • If a child cries for 15 minutes and shows no signs of being consoled, the parent will be notified and expected to pick up their child. 


  • Please label every possession that your child brings to childcare, this includes; diaper bags, bottles/cups, pacifiers, and snacks. 
  • Please bring extra diapers/pull-ups and a change of clothes for your child who is 3 or younger.  

Check-in & Pick-up:

  • Please alert the childcare workers of any allergies or special needs that your child may have.
  • Please provide the childcare workers with any updated information, including phone number and email. 
  • The parent or guardian will receive a security tag at the time of check-in. This ticket must be presented by the parent or guardian in order to pick up the child. If for some reason the security tag is lost, parents or guardians may present their driver’s license or shield card.
  • Please notify the childcare worker at the time of check-in if a spouse or babysitter will be picking up your child, so that they may instruct you on what to do.
  • To be good stewards of both our workers’ time and our resources, we ask that parents be prompt for pick-up. If parents arrive late, a $25, per child, late fee will apply.

Discipline Procedure: 

We use a 3 warning system every time there is a discipline issue. 

  • Verbal warning 
  • Time-out for no more than age of child (5 years=5 minutes) 
  • Possibility of being sent home.

Southern’s Children’s Department programs are limited to Southern affiliates.

By submitting registration forms, you grant permission for your child (as listed in the form), to attend the children’s program as registered for at the SBTS Health and Recreation Center. You agree to hold blameless all caregivers, assistants, and all affiliates to the Health and Recreation Center from any and all injuries that may result from this program. In the event that you cannot be contacted, you authorize the HRC to obtain emergency medical care for your child.


Approved Affiliates:


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.

Board Member

Currently a member of the Southern Seminary Foundation Board.