Children's registration open for SBC

Baptist Press
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Posted: Mar 25, 2011 5:45 PM
PHOENIX (BP)--Registration is now open for families to enroll their children in preschool childcare and the children's conference in conjunction with the June 14-15 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix.

For all information regarding registration, visit www.sbcannualmeeting.net and click on "Children & Students."

All children's programs will be held in the Phoenix Convention Center.

PRESCHOOL CHILDCARE

Childcare for newborns through 3-year-olds will be available from Sunday evening through Wednesday, June 12-15. (For older children, see children's conference below.) There is a non-refundable registration fee of $10 per child for preschool care. This fee is in addition to the session fees for the convention. The cost per session is $5 per child, not to exceed $40 per family, plus the $10 non-refundable registration fee. Lunch also will be available for preschoolers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at $5 per meal. Complete payment is due for all sessions, and lunch if selected, no later than arrival at the first session.

Registration is being handled exclusively online at www.sbcannualmeeting.net.

To assure that your child is registered, applications and fees must be submitted promptly. Once the completed forms and registration fee for each child are received, a confirmation packet, parent handbook, security information and procedures for check-in and check-out will be sent via email to the parent. The materials also will include information about preschool policies, hours of operation, fees and other forms.

The deadline for preschool childcare registration is June 1 and is limited to 150 children per session. Parents wanting to register their children after June 1 may print the required information and bring it to Phoenix, where they will be registered on-site on a space-available basis. Questions about this year's childcare can be directed to childcare@sbc.net.

CHILDREN'S CONFERENCE

Children ages 4-12, meanwhile, can participate in the children's conference at the SBC annual meeting.

Children's Conferences International will provide an age-graded, Scripture-based conference for all children ages 4-12. This year's theme, "Ride the Waves!" will include fun songs, crafts, stories, skits and games.

The cost for children ages 4-6 is $50 per child for the four days of the children's conference, Sunday evening through Wednesday. The registration for Monday through Wednesday is $45 per child, $40 per child for Tuesday through Wednesday registration.

Questions about the children's conference program can be phoned to Children's Conferences International at 317-447-8213 or 586-879-8421 or e-mailed to info@childrensconferences.com. The deadline for enrollment is June 1 and is limited to 400 children. Parents wanting to register their children after June 1 may inquire at the first session, where they will be registered on-site on a space-available basis.

NOTE: Information about the Fuge camp for grades 6 through 12, yet to be released, will be posted through www.sbcannualmeeting.net.

Compiled by Baptist Press assistant editor Mark Kelly.

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