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) 385-6176 - Birth-3 yrs.
Fax: (708) 489-3538

Hours: 8:30 am - 2:45 pm


Early Childhood / Pre-K Program

Dear Families:

Welcome to our schools! Whether your child will be attending Horace Mann or Hale Primary Prekindergarten we are excited to work with you and your child. I am honored to be the Principal of our Prekindergarten, Early Childhood and Birth to Three Programs.

The curriculum that we use in our Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Classrooms is called the "Creative Curriculum." The goal of our program is to develop each child’s important preacademic readiness skills that are needed for success in kindergarten. Our curriculum addresses social/emotional, language, problem solving and physical development. These four areas are closely related and often overlap. Your child will be learning the important school expectations of BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE and BE SAFE. Our students are assessed three times per year using Work Sampling Illinois. Please plan to participate in Parent/Teacher Conferences and Friday activities that are planned by your child’s teacher.

Please don’t 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!


Alma Cano 
Principal of Mann and Hale Primary PreK Schools 

2014-2015 Supplies Needed for Pre-K Students:

1. A book bag (no wheels)
2. A change of clothing (labeled with student's name in a clear plastic bag)



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Upcoming Events

Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
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April 21, 2015-April 21, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at the Blue Island Park District, 12804 Highland Ave. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-489-8390.
Apr 21, 2015 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Progress Report Distribution
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April 28, 2015
All Day Event
Fourth-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
Apr 28, 2015 (All Day Event)
Memorial Day - District Closed
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May 25, 2015
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Memorial Day.
May 25, 2015 (All Day Event)
Middle School Graduation Day - Early Release
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May 28, 2015
All Day Event
Half-day school due to eighth-grade graduation at Kerr, Nathan Hale and Veterans Memorial middle schools.
May 28, 2015 (All Day Event)
End of Fourth Quarter
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May 29, 2015
All Day Event
Fourth quarter ends for 2014-15 school year.
May 29, 2015 (All Day Event)
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