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Early Childhood / Pre-K Program
Pre K

 
Pre K 1

 
 
 
 

Contact Information:

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

Nathan Hale Pre-K
Gerri Latting, Principal 
5318 W. 135th Street, Crestwood, IL 60418
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

June 3,4,5, 2019  and  August 5,6,7, 2019                                          

 PreK Screenings for the 2019-20 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. We are honored to be the Principals 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.

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

Please do not hesitate to contact us 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  (Director of Early Childhood)  

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Upcoming Events

Board of Education Meeting
Event's details
June 20, 2019-June 20, 2019
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 20, 2019 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Board of Education Meeting
Event's details
July 18, 2019-July 18, 2019
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 18, 2019 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Preschool Screenings
Event's details
August 05, 2019
All Day Event
Preschool Screenings are to identify children for the 2019-2020 Prekindergarten Program. Students must meet eligibility criteria. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2020. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. You must call in advance of the screening dates. To schedule an appointment please call 708-489-7440
 
Aug 05, 2019 (All Day Event)
Preschool Screenings
Event's details
August 06, 2019
All Day Event
Preschool Screenings are to identify children for the 2019-2020 Prekindergarten Program. Students must meet eligibility criteria. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2020. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. You must call in advance of the screening dates. To schedule an appointment please call 708-489-7440
 
Aug 06, 2019 (All Day Event)
Preschool Screenings
Event's details
August 07, 2019
All Day Event
Preschool Screenings are to identify children for the 2019-2020 Prekindergarten Program. Students must meet eligibility criteria. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2020. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. You must call in advance of the screening dates. To schedule an appointment please call 708-489-7440
 
Aug 07, 2019 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
Event's details
August 15, 2019-August 15, 2019
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.
 
Aug 15, 2019 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
 
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