Welcome to the
Extended Day Program!
Registration for the next school year begins annually at 12AM on March 1.
The Extended Day Program, which includes the middle school Check-In programs, plays a critical role in the development of young people’s social, emotional and academic skills, with over 300 child care professionals working daily to meet the individual needs of each child and the expectations of every family.
Extended Day provides a safe, enriching and fun environment before and after school each day for over 3,700 children. It also operates during the summer in conjunction with the APS Summer School Program.
An integral part of the Arlington community, Extended Day supports the educational mission of APS by:
Offering daily opportunities for children to participate in asset-building activities and experiences
Instilling feelings of value, competence and confidence in each child
Building positive relationships with children, families and the community
Valuing the cultural diversity of the students
Providing a high level of customer service to meet the needs of families
Hiring and training qualified and experienced staff
The Extended Day Program is a fee-for-service program operated under the Department of Finance and Management Services and meets state licensing standards as established by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
ACCESS YOUR EXTENDED DAY FAMILY ACCOUNT