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.




By Discovery is a wonderful partnership with the Lincoln PTO that has traditionally offered elementary school children opportunities for exploration and growth through creative project-based learning in art, now with a new Full Day scholastic emphasis.
By Discovery's partnership with D97 is for Trimester 1, to provide "In-Person e-Learning Support" for students from 7:45am to 3pm as well as an extended day "Art Enrichment" component, through 6pm daily.
Once we move away from Trimester 1 and "In-Person e-Learning Support", By Discovery will move back into position with their traditional ON-SITE after school "Art Enrichment" program with the Lincoln PTO. They will also continue to offer Art Enrichment via Zoom sessions, since By Discovery survey results indicated that for some families, this was preferable to on-site enrichment.
Students must be enrolled at a D97 school to participate. To create the safest possible environment for your family, your child will be grouped with the same cohort of up to 15 children, for the Trimester.
"By Discovery is very pleased to partner with D97, to help students IN-PERSON successfully navigate their online school day, at Lincoln Elementary School, throughout Trimester 1 (and beyond, if needed.)" — Jocelyne Adkins, Founder
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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. Hephzibah will be providing full day care/e-learning support at three Oak Park elementary schools for the first trimester of the 2020-21 school year. There will be a daily structure which supports all the children’s remote learning needs and also provides breaks for physical activity, socialization and play in a safe, nurturing environment. A sliding-scale for fees and financial aid ensure every family has access to high-quality day care.


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Magical Minds Studio

While District 97 holds remote and hybrid learning, Magical Minds will be open all day to support kids with their e-learning. Students can arrive as early as 7:30am to be ready to login to their remote learning at 8am. Pick up time choices are noon, 3pm or 6pm. Students who stay after 3pm get to put their e-learning away and make art in our After School Workshop!


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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 all-day childcare for parents for the first session of the school year while remote learning is in place. There will be two school sites where the Park District will provide childcare, including Lincoln School. Participants at each childcare location will engage in D97 online learning while in the program.


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Lincoln Chess Club


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 LPTO Chess Club