Programs and Care

These resources may be options for your family during the school day, as most provide care from 7:45am-3pm, and 3-6pm. This page includes a list of services both at Lincoln (noted) and elsewhere in Oak Park. If you know of other good options, please share them with us! We'll try to keep the information updated, as changes have come quickly.


After School: On-site at Lincoln for 2021/22

By Discovery offers elementary school children opportunities for exploration and growth through creative project-based learning in ART.  Students enjoy a snack from home and outdoor play at the start of each session. To minimize the risk of Covid, in addition to masking and hand sanitizing, students remain with their table group when indoors.

  • WHEN: DISMISSAL to 6PM, EVERY FULL DAY school is in session
  • ENROLLMENT: Part Time (1 + days per week) or Full Time (M-F)
  • LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Receive 50% off the program fee for those who receive free and reduced lunch (2 full time scholarships or part time equivalents)
  • PROGRAM FEE: $28 per day. Please note we are not a drop-by program. Families register for 1 or more days per week for the school year. A one month cancellation notice is required.

Please visit to learn more and to register! You may also contact Jocelyne Adkins, Program Director, at


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Hephzibah’s Day Care Program offers nurturing, enriching day care for Oak Park children traditionally after school and during the summer, but due to COVID-19 their day care program has adapted to meet the needs of Oak Park families.

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Park District of Oak Park @ Carroll Center

The Park District is committed to working with School District 97 to provide quality childcare for parents.


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Contact Rowan Richards (312) 399-0543,


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This Fall at Code Play Learn we have great opportunities for families to get their kids engaged with learning.

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