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
Concepcion Calderon, 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

 

 

 PreK Screenings for the 2018-19 Prekindergarten Program        (call 708-489-7440 for further information)


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

All Aboard for Kindergarten - Spanish
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April 24, 2018-April 24, 2018
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
If your child will be starting kindergarten this fall, you won't want to miss this informative evening event at Horace Mann school! Topics to be discussed: 1: "How to support your child during the transition to Kindergarten." 2: "Important things to know and work on this summer." 3: "Ask a kindergarten teacher." A kindergarten teacher will be present from each school to answer questions. A complimentary backpack filled with supplies will be given to each attending family.
 
Apr 24, 2018 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Nathan Hale PreK Parent Coffee
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April 27, 2018
All Day Event
Please join us and meet with other parents for an informal discussion on various parenting topics.

 
Apr 27, 2018 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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May 17, 2018-May 17, 2018
Time:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Eisenhower Cooperative (Cooperative Connections), Crestwood, IL-IL

Regular meeting of the Cook County School District 130 Board of Education. Begins at 6:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Cooperative, 5318 W. 135th St. in Crestwood.
 
May 17, 2018 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Half Day (All Schools)
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May 22, 2018
All Day Event
Half day for all District 130 schools.
 
May 22, 2018 (All Day Event)
End of Fourth Quarter
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May 23, 2018
All Day Event
Fourth quarter ends for 2017-18 school year.
 
May 23, 2018 (All Day Event)
Last Day of School/Early Release
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May 23, 2018
All Day Event
Early release/last day of attendance for all students.
 
May 23, 2018 (All Day Event)
Memorial Day - District Closed
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May 28, 2018
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Memorial Day.
 
May 28, 2018 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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June 21, 2018-June 21, 2018
Time:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Middle School, Blue Island, IL-IL

Regular meeting of the Cook County School District 130 Board of Education. Begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Middle School Media Center, 12320 S. Greenwood Ave. in Blue Island.
 
Jun 21, 2018 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Board of Education Meeting
Event's details
July 19, 2018-July 19, 2018
Time:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Middle School, Blue Island, IL-IL

Regular meeting of the Cook County School District 130 Board of Education. Begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Middle School Media Center, 12320 S. Greenwood Ave. in Blue Island.
 
Jul 19, 2018 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
 
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