Early Childhood / Pre-K Program
Pre K

 
Pre K 1

 
 
 
 

Contact Information:

Horace Mann
Alma Cano, Principal
2975 W. Broadway, Blue Island, IL 60406
Phone: (708) 385-2450
Fax: (708) 293-4083

Nathan Hale Pre-K
Alma Cano, Principal 
5318 W. 135th Street, Crestwood, IL 60445
Phone: (708) 385-5853 - Pre-K
Phone: (708) 489-7395 - Birth-3 yrs.
Fax: (708) 489-3538

Hours: 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

 

Early Childhood / Pre-K Program

 

Welcome to our schools! Whether your child will be attending Horace Mann, Nathan Hale Primary Preschool or your family is enrolled with our "Families First" Birth to Three Program, we are excited to work with you and your child. I am honored to be the Principal of our Preschool, Early Childhood and Birth to Three Programs.

One of our main goals in our program is to provide high quality early childhood education to both families and students from a pre-natal stage to age five. We work closely together to ensure that our students are well prepared for success in kindergarten. We are also proud recipients of the Illinois State Board of Education’s GOLD and SILVER circles of quality at the Preschool level. The curriculum we use in our Preschool and Early Childhood Classrooms is called the "Creative Curriculum" which addresses social/emotional, language, math, literacy and cognitive development. These five areas are assessed three times per year using Teaching Strategies GOLD. Your child will also be learning the important school expectations of BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE and BE SAFE. Please plan to participate in Parent/Teacher Conferences and our Parent Connections Nights scheduled in the months of October, November, January and March.

 I look forward to another great year in partnership with you as we support our youngest learners!

 Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime during the school year if you have questions or thoughts you would like to share. Thank you for your partnership as we work together to support your child’s education!

 Sincerely,

Alma Cano Esparza

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Upcoming Events

Nathan Hale PreK Picture Day
Event's details
September 27, 2016-September 27, 2016
Time:08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Individual and class pictures will be taken.
 
Sep 27, 2016 (08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)
Horace Mann PreK Picture Day
Event's details
October 03, 2016-October 03, 2016
Time:08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Individual and class pictures will be taken
 
Oct 03, 2016 (08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)
Pre-K Literacy Parent Connections
Event's details
October 04, 2016-October 04, 2016
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Pre-K Literacy Parent Connections at Horace Mann School.
 
Oct 04, 2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Columbus Day - District Closed
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October 10, 2016
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Columbus Day.
 
Oct 10, 2016 (All Day Event)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
Event's details
October 12, 2016-October 12, 2016
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the William Leonard Public Library, located at 13820 Central Park Ave. in Robbins. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-259-7794.
 
Oct 12, 2016 (09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
End of First Quarter
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October 18, 2016
All Day Event
First quarter ends for 2016-17 school year.
 
Oct 18, 2016 (All Day Event)
Report Card Distribution
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October 25, 2016
All Day Event
First-quarter report cards distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Oct 25, 2016 (All Day Event)
Bilingual Potluck @ Paul Revere Primary
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October 26, 2016-October 26, 2016
Time:06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Bilingual Potluck at Paul Revere Primary
 
Oct 26, 2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
School Improvement Day/Election Day - No School
Event's details
November 08, 2016
All Day Event
No school for District 130 students. District office remains open.
 
Nov 08, 2016 (All Day Event)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
Event's details
November 09, 2016-November 09, 2016
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Worth Township, located at 11601 S. Pulaski Road in Alsip. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-259-7794.
 
Nov 09, 2016 (09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Parent/Teacher Conferences - Early Release
Event's details
November 21, 2016
All Day Event
Half-day for all District 130 schools (please see handbook for schedule). Evening conference hours, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Nov 21, 2016 (All Day Event)
Progress Report Distribution
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November 21, 2016
All Day Event
Second-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Nov 21, 2016 (All Day Event)
Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School
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November 22, 2016
All Day Event
Students not in attendance. District office remains open.
 
Nov 22, 2016 (All Day Event)
Thanksgiving Break - District Closed
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November 23, 2016
All Day Event
Thanksgiving Break, students not in attendance until Nov. 28, 2016. District Office closed.
 
Nov 23, 2016 (All Day Event)
Thanksgiving - District Closed
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November 24, 2016
All Day Event
Thanksgiving Break, students not in attendance until Nov. 28, 2016. District Office closed.
 
Nov 24, 2016 (All Day Event)
Thanksgiving Break - District Closed
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November 25, 2016
All Day Event
Thanksgiving Break, students not in attendance until Nov. 28, 2016. District Office closed.
 
Nov 25, 2016 (All Day Event)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
Event's details
December 08, 2016-December 08, 2016
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Blue Island Park District, located at 12804 Highland Ave. in Blue Island. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-259-7794.
 
Dec 08, 2016 (09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Winter Break
Event's details
December 21, 2016
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office remains open.
 
Dec 21, 2016 (All Day Event)
Winter Break
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December 22, 2016
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office remains open.
 
Dec 22, 2016 (All Day Event)
Winter Break - District Closed
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December 23, 2016
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office closed.
 
Dec 23, 2016 (All Day Event)
 
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