Childcare (6 months-Pre-K) and Children’s Programming (6 thru 12 years) Information for General Synod 34 – Indianapolis IN June 30- July 4, 2023

Childcare and Children’s Programming is provided for Plenary sessions, Committee meetings and Workshops in the Indiana Convention Center. Infants 6 months up to 6 years old will have their own room, and a Children’s Program is run for children ages 6 through 12 years old. Space is also provided for nursing mothers in the childcare room. 

Register before Synod – PLEASE register children by June 12, 2023

Fees: There is a fee of $10 per session (morning, afternoon, evening) for all children, and it needs to be paid upon submission of this registration form. Note that children age 6 to 12 require additional registration for the General Synod; see this link for details.

Snacks and Meals: We will provide some snacks. Parents or guardians need to pick up children prior to meals. No meals are provided.

Staffing: All childcare and children’s program staff and volunteers have been screened in compliance with the IKC and UCC guidelines. Background checks have been done on all adult personnel attending to and working with children. Safe Church Covenants and Abuse Prevention Policies are in effect. The Abuse Prevention Policy can be found here.

Schedule, Arrival and Pick-Up: Rooms will be open 30 minutes prior to scheduled sessions and close 30 minutes after. Parents or guardians are expected to bring and pick up their children within these times. A sign in and sign out sheet will be required. Children will only be released to the person who brought the child. Each adult will be required to show photo ID.

Register and Pay: To register your child, please complete the registration form. All children attending the Childcare and Children’s Programming MUST have a completed form signed by parents/guardians. Return by June 12, 2023.

Questions: If you have questions, contact us at

Wherever a General Synod is held, the home Conference acts as host. We in the IKC are thrilled to be the hosts of General Synod 34 in Indianapolis. In order to make such a large event a success, we need many hands to make light work. That’s where the Local Arrangements Committee comes in.

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