Before and After School Recreation

With the cooperation of District 21, the Wheeling Park District 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 recreation activities, including games, crafts, sports, and homework/quiet time to counter the day’s educational activities. Parents may choose either before- or after-school care or both before- and after-school care.

The programs site is the Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center (CRC).
Students using before-school are dropped off at the CRC and bused to their home school. After-school care students are bussed from their home school to the CRC and should be picked up there.

Wheeling Park District offers recreation programs at the CRC, such as swim lessons, art classes, and dance programs after school. Sign up for the BASR aftercare and an after-school recreation program, and our staff will work with each family to walk their child safely to their next activity! Registration for additional activities is not included in the price of the BASR program.

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, $8.25/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 2 weeks 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 5 business days following submission and payment at Guest Services.

Parent Handbook

Download Parent Handbook

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 email


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