Before & After School

Children In Action

Children In Action (CIA) is the Wheeling Park District before- and after-school care program for children in grades K-5 who attend Twain, Tarkington, Field, and Whitman schools. Operating through a partnership with School District 21, the program is offered every school attendance day at Tarkington and Field schools.

  • Twain and Whitman students in before-care must be dropped off at Field School in the morning. They are bused to their home schools for the school day. Twain and Whitman students in after-school care are bused to Field School and should be picked up there.
  • CIA offers unique entertainment opportunities including cooking, games, crafts, and sports! A light morning snack and afternoon snack are provided each day.
  • Register for two, three, four, or five days each week. A permanent schedule and monthly payment plan is set up for each family‚Äôs convenience. Or, purchase a Punch-Card to use on an as-needed, drop-in basis. (See information below.)
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $50 per child is required.

    2018 Parent Manual
    Enrollment Form
    Information Form
    Punch Card Information Form
    Schedule Change Form
    Medication Dispensing Form
Care Cost/day
Before-school care (7-9 AM) $7.50
After-school care (3:30-6 PM) $10

Punch-Card Option

This payment option for Children in Action is available to all users. For current participants, the system is a convenient and easy method of adding days to the permanent schedule as needed. The Punch-Card option also permits those who are not on a permanent schedule to use before- and after-care on an as-needed, drop-in basis. While the permanent program remains the most affordable option, the Punch-Card accommodates last-minute changes.

More on the Punch-Card

School Days Off

Happy Days-Off

  • A variety of fun on-site activities at the CRC including games, sports, and crafts
  • Bring a sack lunch and drink
  • Additional snacks provided

Half Days of School

  • On-site activities at the CRC
  • Pizza lunch and entertainment provided
  • Half-day participants who attend Tarkington, Twain, Field, or Whitman schools are bused from school to the CRC.

Happy Days Off Schedule

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