Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Newborns to age 3

We have a clean and well staffed nursery for newborns up to age 3 years.

A nursing room is also available in the back of the worship center during all services. This is a private, quiet space where you can watch the sermon with your baby.

Ages 3 to 5

Children's church is available for ages 3-5.

About halfway through the service kids are invited to leave the main worship service and go to the classrooms with staff member or trained volunteer.

All ages

Activity packets are available in the back of the worship center for all children.

Sunday School classes are for everyone from Preschool up to High School (and beyond!)

Special needs

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Dan Whitley, Director of Children's Education

Dan graduated from Wright State University in 2007 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has taught elementary education for the past 11 years. Dan and his wife Emily have attended South Dayton Presbyterian since being married in 2004. As the Director of Children’s Education ministry Dan oversees SDPC's Children’s Sunday School, Children’s Church and Children's Summer Outreach programs.

Dan was born and raised in Kettering. He and his wife Emily have two children; Eli and Quinn, who are 8 and 4 years old respectively. When not at church Dan enjoys spending time with his family, weight lifting, and building with Legos.

Emily Whitley, Nursery Coordinator

Emily has been a member of South Dayton Presbyterian Church since 1994 and has been involved in the hospitality committee, and helped with teaching the preschool Sunday school class. She and Dan met at a singles group at another church and after much persistence and chasing she finally married Dan. She worked as a receptionist at a physical therapy office until she had her first son Eli. Then she started teaching the toddler class in the church nursery and continued teaching after she had her second son, Quinn.

Emily likes cooking, watching movies, and painting landscapes in acrylic.