Cradles to Crayons

Licensed Pre-K and Before/After School Care in Ohio County Schools


Experienced Professional Staff

Our teachers and site coordinators have a Bachelor's degree in education with minors in early childhood or special education. All caregivers are following the WVSTARS professional training track, and are trained and certified in Infant/Toddler development. All staff also hold current certification in CPR and First Aid.

  • We can help your child prepare for school

  • We strive to promote caring and sharing

  • We give your child the opportunity to play in a supervised setting with children of their own age

  • We offer a safe, structured environment for before and after school care

  • We are partners with the West Virginia Office of Child Nutrition, following the Child and Adult Care Food Program Guidelines for healthy meals and snacks

PRE-K Program Goals

  • Create a sense of belonging

  • Build a sense of trust

  • Encourage socialization

  • Promote environmental curiosity

  • Build a sense of personal growth

  • Enhance language development

  • Encourage motor development

  • Prepare for Kindergarten entry

  • Safe and healthy environment

PRE-K Program Focus

  • Numbers and colors

  • Exploration

  • Creativity

  • Physical activities

  • Singing/dancing

  • Creative and structured play

  • Interaction skills



Age: School age

Middle Creek Elementary
Rt. #1 Box 386
Wheeling, WV 26003

Time: 7 am - 5:30 pm

Steenrod Elementary School (After Care Only)
100 Clarkes Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003

Time: 3 pm - 5:30 pm

Woodsdale Elementary School
1 Bethany Pike
Wheeling, WV 26003

Time: 7 am - 5:30 pm

For more information, call 304-242-7060.

Pre-School Locations

Ages: 4-5 years (must be 4 by September 1)

Bethlehem Elementary School
22 Chapel Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Time: 8:30 am - 2:45 pm, Monday - Thursday

Middle Creek Elementary
Rt. #1 Box 386
Wheeling, WV 26003

Time: 8:45 am - 3 pm, Monday - Thursday

Staff to Child Ratio: 1:10

Minimum 4 days per week

For more information, call 304-243-0369.