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

 

 Parent Support Meeting

 Thursday, May 11th (9:00am or 1:00pm)

"Field Day" Parent/Child Activity

Wednesday, May 24th

 PreK Screenings for the 2017-18 Prekindergarten Program        (call 708-489-7440 for further information)

June 6th, 7th and 8th

                                                                                                                                                                                

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

Presidents Day - District Closed
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February 19, 2018
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Presidents Day.
 
Feb 19, 2018 (All Day Event)
PreK Turn Off Tune In
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February 21, 2018
All Day Event
We are asking all our PreK families to spend this evening at home with NO TV, phone, tablet, computer, or video games; instead, spend time with your family tuning in, talking more, and taking turns with language!
 
Feb 21, 2018 (All Day Event)
End of Third Quarter
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March 13, 2018
All Day Event
Third quarter ends for 2017-18 school year.
 
Mar 13, 2018 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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March 15, 2018-March 15, 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.
 
Mar 15, 2018 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
School Improvement Day/Election Day - No School
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March 20, 2018
All Day Event
No school for District 130 students. District office remains open.
 
Mar 20, 2018 (All Day Event)
Report Card Distribution
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March 21, 2018
All Day Event
Third-quarter report cards distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Mar 21, 2018 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 26, 2018
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 3, 2018.
 
Mar 26, 2018 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 27, 2018
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 3, 2018.
 
Mar 27, 2018 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 28, 2018
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 3, 2018.
 
Mar 28, 2018 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 29, 2018
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 3, 2018.
 
Mar 29, 2018 (All Day Event)
Spring Break - District Closed
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March 30, 2018
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 3, 2018. District Office closed.
 
Mar 30, 2018 (All Day Event)
Spring Break - District Closed
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April 02, 2018
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 3, 2018. District Office closed.
 
Apr 02, 2018 (All Day Event)
Early Release - All Schools
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April 03, 2018
All Day Event
Classes resume following Spring Break. Early Release Day for all District 130 students.
 
Apr 03, 2018 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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April 19, 2018-April 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.
 
Apr 19, 2018 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Progress Report Distribution
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April 20, 2018
All Day Event
Fourth-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Apr 20, 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)
 
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