Registration FAQs

Extended Day offers registration “phases” to avoid first-come, first served enrollment.  This eliminates the urgency to register immediately and provides better access for everyone, regardless of work schedules, computer access and other mitigating factors.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes. The annual registration fee is $40 for the first child and $30 for each additional child. The fee is billed during the registration process and must be paid by the stated deadlines on the Registration Page.  Registration fees are not refundable.

Is my child guaranteed a spot in Extended Day?

No. There may be waitlists at some schools for the after-school session, where demand exceeds capacity.  There are no wait lists for the before school session, Middle School Check-In Program, or Summer Extended Day.

Do I need to register my child every year for Extended Day?

Yes. Each child needs to register for Extended Day each year.

Can I register my child for Extended Day if I haven’t registered my child with Arlington Public Schools?

From May 1 through July 31 you are eligible to register the student for Extended Day for the following school year without their APS ID number. Please enter your child’s first and last name where the Student ID number is requested. Starting August 1, the student’s APS ID number must be provided for the student to be eligible for Extended Day registration.

How old must my child be to register for Extended Day?

Students must be at least four years old by September 30 of the school year they are registering.

How do I register my child for Extended Day?

Extended Day registration is conducted online.  Please refer to the Registration Page for information about registration including registration links, dates, and eligibility. New families may use the Preparing New Families for Registration page for guidance in setting up their account prior to the opening of registration. If you need one-on-one assistance with registration, you may click here to schedule an in-person appointment.

What information do I need to register my child for Extended Day?

You will be asked to provide general family and medical information and two emergency contacts that are within 30 minutes of the school.

I registered on the Extended Day website, but how can I verify that my registration has been received?

Extended Day will send an email to confirm each session (before and/or after school) for which each child is registered. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, please email

If I do not have an email address, how will I receive information regarding my registration and enrollment?

Please contact the Extended Day Central Office at 703-228-6069.

Can I register my child for more than one school?

No. Please only submit a registration for one school. If we receive multiple registrations for a student for a session, we will  process the most recent registration and remove any previously submitted registrations.

What is the latest I can register to start on the first day of school?

To start Extended Day on the first day of school, eligible students must be registered by August 15 and will be enrolled if space is available.

Can I register my child for only early release days (or one-day per week)?

This attendance option is available for employees of Arlington Public Schools.