Before and After School Recreation

The Wheeling Park District with the cooperation of District 21 has developed a before- and after-school program for working parents that provides quality care for children in grades K-5 who attend Field, Tarkington, Twain and Whitman schools. The program is committed to providing safe recreational activities including games, crafts, sports and homework/quite time to counterbalance the day’s educational activities. Parents may choose either before- or after-school care or both, before- and after-school care.

The program sites are Tarkington and Field schools. Twain and Whitman students using before school care must be dropped off at Field School in the morning; they are bused to their home schools. Twain and Whitman students using after-school care will be bused to Field School and should be picked up there.

Option 1

Sign up for a two-, three-, four- or five-day weekly schedule.

Registration Fee: $50.00/child, non-refundable
Before School: 7:00 – 9:00 am, $8.00/day
After School: 3:30 – 6:00 pm, $10.50/day


A monthly payment plan is set up for each family’s convenience.


*Note that packets must be submitted in person at guest services by no later than end of day Sunday the week prior to student’s start date.

Option 2

Purchase a punch card to use on an as-needed, drop-in bases

10 Punch Card: $115/child
5 Punch Card:  $65/child


Punch cards are valid for the current school year only and expire on the last day of school. Punch cards are per child. No refunds for unused punches.


*Note that Packets must be submitted in person at guest services. Punch Cards are activated 2 business days following submission and payment at Guest Services.

Schedule Change

Click here to download Schedule Change Form.

Schedule change forms must be submitted in person at Guest Services. Schedule changes must be submitted a minimum of 7 days in advance.

Calendar and Hours of Operation

The Before and After School Recreation program follows the District 21 school calendar of student attendance days.

Questions + Additional Information

For questions, please contact Recreation Services Manager Bella Licciardello at 847-465-2940 or


For more information on available scholarships, please call 847-465-3333 or click here to learn more.