In-Person Support for Your Child

in a Caring, Small Pod Setting

By Discovery is pleased to help students successfully navigate hybrid learning!

Stacey Grieff, MSEd, Early Childhood Education, will lead our afternoon learning pod. We can accommodate 4 students following CDC Covid-safety guidelines. Participation is Monday through Friday (part time options are not available at this time). Registrations are first come first served. Students will need transportation to our pod and a bagged lunch. Drop off is between 12:30 and 12:45. Students can enjoy short outdoor learning breaks in the courtyard for fresh air and exercise.

Location: Magical Minds Studio, 110 Madison Street
Days: Monday through Friday
Times: 12:30 - 3pm
Optional: Extended Day with Magical Minds Studio, 3-6pm

Your child's safety is our top priority: By Discovery will follow all guidelines established by D97, ISBE, IDPH and the CDC. Children and staff will maintain a distance of 6 feet, wear face coverings, wash hands frequently and stay home if unwell to protect the health of others. Students who are unable to meet these guidelines, despite support from our staff to do so, will be removed from the program without refund.

Program Cost:
-$25 per day, 12:30 - 3pm
-A 10% discount is awarded to families who have more than one child enrolled in the program
-Extended Day Option is a separate registration & fee with Magical Minds Studio
We calculate the monthly fee based the total of participation days, Feb.1 though June 10, divided by 4, for payments made February 1 - May  1.

February: 16 days
March: 20 days
April: 19 days
May: 20 days
June: 8 days

83 days x $25 per day = $2,075 / 4 months (payments) = $518.75 per month

NOTE: 2 weeks notice must be given should you decide not to continue enrollment in the following month. Also, we are unable to provide refunds for missed days/absences.  

By Discovery can offer 1 need based scholarship for recipients of free and reduced lunch, at 50% discount. Registration must be made by Wednesday, January 27th. After that time, the space will be opened to those on the waitlist.


Enrollment is open throughout the 2nd and 3rd Trimester, based upon availability. Families may be placed on a wait list. Fees are pro-rated for those who enroll during the Trimester, based on participation days and availability.

Families are invoiced on the 24th of each month with payment due on the 1st of the month or the next business day, if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday. A $25 late fee will be invoiced for each month a payment is submitted past the due date.

Payment is due on the 1st of the month. If the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is due on the next business day. Families will receive payment information via email as part of the welcome email the week of August 10th.

Accepted Forms of Payment:
-Zelle (to By Discovery LLC /
-Check (bank issued or personal), made out to By Discovery LLC, 803 Wenonah Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304
-PayPal (you will receive a By Discovery QR Code via email & Instructions to make payment)

-Stacey Grieff, MSEd, Early Childhood Education, Erikson Institute, Chicago.

Substitute Staff:
-Jocelyne Adkins, Program Director/Founder, MAAE, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
-Pamela Penney, BA, Interior Design, Michigan State University.

Thank you for choosing By Discovery! We are passionate about supporting families and helping children to achieve and succeed!

For questions about By Discovery please contact Program Director:

To register your child, please complete our FORM or click the Small Pod Registration Button below


Stay Tuned for Updates to our Programs 

Due to the uncertainties of Covid-19, we anticipate there may be changes to our programming as guidelines change. Updates will be provided here, however please email the Program Director, Jocelyne Adkins, via the "contact us" form should you have any timely questions. Thank you! 

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