Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Placement is subject to availability of space at the desired site and availability of staff to meet WV DHHR ratio guidelines. Submission of the enrollment form is not a guarantee of placement. Should enrollment exceed available space, a wait list will be started for that site.
Sites with a Wait list: Bridgeview, Central, Elk, Flinn, Holz, Midland Trail, Nitro, Overbrook, Pinch, Ruthlawn
About Third Base
Third Base is an afterschool program available to elementary age children in Kanawha County Schools who are in kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents/guardians must complete an enrollment form each year to enroll their children in the program. Children must be enrolled and approved for Third Base before they attend.
The program is located in the school’s multipurpose room or gym and begins immediately after school dismisses. Children must be picked up by 5:40 p.m. (late pick up fees apply after that time). Some Third Base programs serve more than one school. In those cases, children will ride a Kanawha County Schools bus from their home school to the Third Base location. A list of locations can be found under the About Us tab, as well as on the enrollment packet cover page and in the Family Handbook.
During Third Base, children will have a healthy snack, followed by up to 30 minutes of supervised homework time. The staff then engage the children in a variety of activities that promote physical, social and emotional development. This includes outside play, games, arts and crafts, and other play centers.
Our staff are fingerprinted, drug tested, and receive a background check. All are trained in CPR and First Aid. Third Base Programs are licensed through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Third Base is a private pay program. There is a weekly fee which is due the first day of each week your child attends. The weekly Private Pay rates for 2023-2024 are $65 for 1 child, $90 for 2 children, and $115 for 3 children.
We do accept CONNECT and LINK for those families who qualify for that program through WV DHHR, and any co-pays associated with that are also due on Monday or the first day of the week you child attends. We must have a copy of your certificate or a notice of coverage before your child starts, unless you opt to start as Private Pay until your coverage is confirmed.
Fees or copays not paid on the first day due are subject to daily late payment fees. If fees or copays are not paid by the end of the week, the child cannot return to the program until the account is paid in full.
When your enrollment has been approved and you are told that your child may start the program, a $10 family registration fee will be billed to your Third Base account and payment will be due the first day your child/children attends. CONNECT/LINK do not cover this fee.
We accept cash, checks (make payable to KCSCEP) and credit/debit cards ($2 processing fee). We also offer autopayments through Tuition Express. Your payment can be automatically deducted from your checking account or charged to a credit card ($2 processing fee). To set up your account, click the link below for the enrollment form. Return the form, along with a voided check or other bank documenation for the ACH option, to our office: KCSCEP, 142 Marshall Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064.
To enroll your child or children in Third Base for the 2023-2024 school year, please follow the directions below.
- Click on the link below to download the fillable PDF enrollment form. Review the list of sites on the cover page to determine if your child’s school is served by a Third Base program. If you are unable to download or print the forms, please call our office to have one mailed to you.
- Be sure to provide complete names, physical addresses (no P.O. Boxes), and phone numbers for parents/guardians and anyone listed as an Emergency Contact and/or Authorized Pick Up Person. You also must provide the name of your child’s health insurance provider and the policy number. WV DHHR requires this information be on the form and your enrollment will not be processed without it. Also please include at least one email for the parents/guardians to receive enrollment notifications.
- For more information about KCSCEP and our Policies and Procedures, please download the 2023-2024 Family Handbook. You can request a printed copy of this handbook from your site director or the KCSCEP office.
- You can mail, email, or fax your completed form to the KCSCEP office. The fax number is 304-766-0389 (please call to confirm receipt of fax). The email is KCSCEP@mail.kana.k12.wv.us. Our mailing address is 142 Marshall Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064. DO NOT return these forms to your child’s school.
- When we receive your enrollment, we will email you to let you know we received it. This is NOT confirmation that your child has been approved to attend. You will be notified at a later date as to your enrollment status (approved or wait list). We will advise you if there is required information missing from your form that would hold up its processing so that you may correct this.
- Please note that on the Acceptable Use Form, you can include the names of all the children in the family on the line that asks for the student’s name. We do not need your child’s WVEIS number or signature.
- You can sign the form digitally by clicking on the space for signature and creating a digital signature. However, if you are unable to do so, you can sign a printed copy of the form the first day your child attends. Submission of enrollment indicates acceptance of policies, procedures, and requirements.
- If we are able to enroll your child, the $10 registration fee will be billed to your Third Base account and will be due the first day your child attends. If space is not available, your child will be added to a wait list.