Department of Parks and Recreation

Arlington Kids In Action! Elementary After School Programs in Arlington County Community Centers


Kids in ActionDPR Elementary After School programs provide a safe, challenging and enriching environment. Our program is designed based on research from the Search Institute that has identified 40 Developmental Assets that are proven building blocks to help young people grow successfully.

DPR Elementary After School programs include homework time, reading support, active play, arts and crafts, nutritious snacks, and early release field trips. The Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to promoting participation by providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request.

  • Registration starts May 15, 2013 for all Arlington Residents!
  • DPR Elementary After School programs is for children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • Children in Kindergarten must be 5 by September 30, 2013
  • After School Programs run from September 9, 2013 - June 13, 2014.
  • After School Programs run Monday - Friday: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Early release Wednesdays: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • $135 per month (fee reductions available)
  • Program only operates when school is in session
  • Transportation is not provided from schools to program sites. Ask your school about alternative bus routes!

2013-2014 After School Programs locations: Carver, Drew, and Lubber Run Community Centers.

How to Register

Register online, or complete and submit the Participant Information Record (PIR) (PDF) or the Spanish PIR (PDF) to the Main Registration Office: 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, VA 22206
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 703-228-4747

Register at your Elementary After School Program site. Locations and hours:

  • Lubber Run Community Center -- 8:30am - 5:00pm -- 703-228-4712
  • Walter Reed Community Center* -- 9:00am - 6:00pm -- 703-228-0935
  • Carver Community Center -- 4:00pm - 6:30pm -- 703-228-5706
  • *Drew After School participants: Please register at the Walter Reed location.

Arlington Kids in Action Parent Handbook

Arlington Kids in Action Parent Handbook

Download the Arlington Kids in Action 2013-14 Parent Handbook (PDF)

After School Program Flyer

Arlington Kids in Action Flyer

Download the 2013-2014 school year Arlington Kids in Action: Elementary After School Program Flyer (PDF)

This year, After School Programs start on Monday, September 9, or the second week of school.

Sign up for the free Elementary After School Email Updates.

Payment Options

  • Payment for the Sept-June program is $1,350 (without fee reductions).
  • If you wish to pay monthly, you will need to complete a "Payment Form" at the time of registration and will follow the Monthly Payment Schedule as outlined below. Please speak to the Registration staff at your site for additional assistance.
  • Payment is collected one month in advance on a monthly basis, on the first business day of the month.
  • Entering or leaving the program in the middle of the service dates will be pro-rated at $8 per day.
  • A 10% discount is provided for families with multiple children (first child pays 100%, additional children receive 10% discount).
PaymentDue DatePayment Due for 1st Child each Month25% Discount50% Discount75% Discount
MonthlyDay of Registration$135$101$68$34
Annual One-Time PaymentDay of Registration$1,350$1,010$680$340

Don't let the fee be a barrier to participating
Arlington County does not want fees to be a barrier for those who participate in County classes, camps or programs. Fee reductions are available on a sliding scale based on household income & size. For more information call or visit the Facility Manager at your After School Program. Appointments are recommended. Fee Reduction forms are available on site and online.

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Elementary After School

Main Registration Office
3700 South Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 703-228-4747
Fax: 703-228-4765

Last Modified: March 20, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611