Urbana School District


After School Programs

Before and After School Child Care Program

The Before & After School Child Care Program is an extra curricular part of the Urbana School District. It provides a safe, supervised place for children in Grades K-5 before school from 6:45 a.m. until school begins and after regular school hours until 6 p.m. It is operated by Urbana School District #116 and currently uses space at Leal, Prairie, Thomas Paine, Wiley and Yankee Ridge Elementary Schools.

We offer an excellent staff of Recreation Leaders at each site to lead your child in a well-balanced recreation program. Our program offers supervision and leadership in a variety of areas including recreational activities, occasional special interest projects, reading, homework opportunities and a limited number of field trips. A light breakfast and afternoon snack is served daily.

The Before & After School Child Care Program is a totally self-supporting program. The entire cost of the program is covered through the payments of the program participants. Any child enrolled in an Urbana School District elementary school may be enrolled in the program. Children may join Before School, After School or both. To enroll and for fee information, contact Sandy Davin at 217-384-3536 (Leal School).

Daily when school is in regular session

Before School: 6:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
After School: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

S.P.L.A.S.H.  & 21st Century Learning After-School Program

SPLASH is the Urbana Middle School after-school program. SPLASH activities are led by UMS staff, Urbana Park District staff and community partners. University of Illinois tutors volunteer in the Homework Lab. Funds for SPLASH are provided by Urbana School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant and a grant from the City of Urbana. Programs include classes, clubs, activities, Homework Lab, and Morning Jump Start.

21st Century Learning

21st Century Learning Community Center operates a program at the Urbana High School.  More information, including registration and program offerings, can be found the UHS 21st Century Learning web page.

Currently, the 21st Century Learning Community administrators are asking the parents of UHS students who participate in the program to complete a survey.  The survey can be found here.


SPLASH is an extension of the school day; therefore, the same rules and expectations outlined in the UMS Student Handbook will be followed during SPLASH. Transportation is provided by MTD or First Student at 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. On those days students requiring a MTD transfer will ride First Student.

Session I Sept. 16 – Oct. 24, 2013 (No SPLASH Oct. 15)
Session II Nov. 13 – Dec. 19, 2013 (No SPLASH Nov. 27)
Session III Jan. 21 – Mar. 20, 2014 (No SPLASH Feb 13, Mar. 3 – 6)
Session IV April 7 – May 8, 2014

Registration and Fees

SPLASH runs in 4-6 week sessions. Homework Labs, Morning Jump Start, and Early Out Activities stay the same. The clubs, classes, and activities will change. Your child will be given a booklet by a team teacher with the list of new classes and registration form before every session. The completed registration form can be returned to the office, a teacher, or put in the gray box outside of the SPLASH room (1350).

There is no charge for Homework Lab, Morning Jump Start, and Wednesday Early Out Activities. Fees are assigned to classes, clubs, and activities. If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, no fee is required.

SPLASH Programs

Morning Jump Start
The Morning Jump Start program helps students organize and prepare for the coming week. Students will be encouraged to clean out their binders, finish their homework, check their assignment notebooks and prepare for the school day. The program meets from 8-8:45 a.m. No registration is required.

Homework Lab
This program offers Urbana Middle School students a safe, educational environment after school Monday-Thursday on normal school days. Tutors are available to work one-on-one with the students. Participation in the Homework Lab is not required every day. Registration is required and space is limited. Homework Lab times are 3:45-4:35 p.m

Classes, Clubs and Activities
SPLASH offers a variety of classes throughout the year. Examples of the types of classes include: arts and crafts, babysitting, dancing, pet care, and sports. Activities offered through the SPLASH program include field trips, drama and play production, and the SPLASH game room. SPLASH offers Wednesday Early Out Activities each Wednesday from 2:45-3:40 p.m. Clubs include Band, Art, and Math.

What people say about SPLASH:

Check out this Urbana Park District sponsored video about SPLASH created by Mark J. Brown

Students say:

“The tutors helped me in Homework Lab with my work and I got caught up.”

“I got to meet new people.”

“It’s a way to have fun with your friends at school and take classes you both like together.”

Parents say:

“Good balance of education and entertainment.”

“Keeps the kids involved in school.”

Teachers say:

“SPLASH provides students with a positive outlet after school.”

“The wide variety of activities encouraged students to explore and excel in new areas.”

For more information contact:

Kathy Cearlock
Urbana Middle School
1201 S. Vine Street
Urbana, IL 61801
217-384-3685 (before 3:30 p.m.)
217-531-7149 (after 3:30 p.m.)

Urbana School District 116
205 N. Race Street - P.O. Box 3039
Urbana, Illinois 61803-3039 U.S.A.
217-384-3600 (voice)
217-337-4973 (fax)