Southern’s Childcare Program

About Us

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. 

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

The Childcare Program is for approved affiliates only.

Approved Affiliates:

  • Current Students (this does not include students with a disrupted status)
  • Current Employees (this includes Sodexo and Pioneer workers)
  • Alumni
  • Current Trustees
  • Current Board Members

We are located in The Childcare Room in Honeycutt Hall

Registration Information

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.

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). 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

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.

Fall 2023 Childcare Registration

Monday Only Childcare

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration is closed.

Tuesdays and Thursdays Childcare

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration is closed.

Woman reading children's book to toddlers

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.

Woman reading a children's book to a little boy

Department Event 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.

Meet 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!

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Tel. 502-897-4720


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