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Registration for Preschool and Children’s Programs

Registration is now open for families planning to enroll their children in the June 10-13 preschool childcare or the children's conference in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

For all information regarding registration, visit www.sbc.net and click on "2007 SBC Annual Meeting" then "Children/Students."

Preschool Childcare

Childcare for infants through three-year-olds will be available from Sunday afternoon through Wednesday. (For children four and older, see below.) A $10 one-time nonrefundable registration fee is charged for each child. For each session, a $5-per-child fee is charged, with a maximum charge of $40 per family for the full four days of childcare. Lunch will be available for the preschool children on Monday and Tuesday for a cost of $5 per lunch. Complete payment is due for all sessions and for lunch, if requested, upon arrival for the first session. Please be prepared to pay by check made out to Parkhills Baptist Church.

Registration information may be obtained in one of four ways:

• E-mailing [email protected], and including the sender's name and address.

• Downloading a set of forms for each child at www.sbc.net, Children/Students.

• Writing to SBC Childcare, Parkhills Baptist Church, 17747 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78232.

• Calling the special childcare telephone number — 210-377-8401 — and leaving a detailed message.

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 family ID number will be assigned and a confirmation packet with a family confirmation card, parent handbook, security information, and procedures for check-in and check-out will be sent.

The postmark deadline for preschool childcare registration is May 18 and is limited to one hundred and fifty children. Parents wanting to register their children after May 18 may print the required information and bring it to San Antonio, where they will be registered on-site on a space-available basis.

Questions about this year's childcare can be directed to the special telephone number — 210-377-8401.

Children's Conference

Children, ages four to twelve, will be part of the age-graded children's conferences at the SBC annual meeting in San Antonio.

Children's Conferences International will provide an age-graded, Scripture-based conference for all children aged four to twelve. This year's theme, "Mission Unconditional," will include fun songs, crafts, stories, skits, and games.

The cost for the children's conference is $45 per child. However, only $20 is required per child to register, which is nonrefundable. The balance (an additional $25 per child) is due upon arrival at the conference, although advance payments for the full amount may be made.

"We are delighted to again offer and facilitate biblically-based conferences for all age groups four-years-old and beyond during the annual meeting," said Jack Wilkerson, convention manager and vice president for business and finance of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee.

"We continue to listen to the excellent feedback we receive from parents and are committed to provide the best facilities, activities, and leaders for all children so that families will be encouraged to attend the annual meeting in San Antonio."

To register, visit www.sbc.net, then click on Children/Students section, or go directly to www.childrensconferences.com, then click on San Antonio.

All children's programs will be held in The Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.

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