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’s 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.

    2016 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

Holiday Breaks

Winter and Spring Break Camps

Sign up for exciting days of games, sports, activities, and crafts on extended school breaks.

  • Bring a lunch and water bottle each day
  • Light morning and afternoon snacks provided
  • Sign up for as many days as you like, or for the entire week and save!

Click here for more details about Winter Break Camp.