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

Horace Mann Picture Retakes
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December 06, 2016
All Day Event
Picture Retake Day at Horace Mann School.
 
Dec 06, 2016 (All Day Event)
Coffee and Conversation with District 130
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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 District 130, 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
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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)
Winter Break - District Closed
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December 26, 2016
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office closed.
 
Dec 26, 2016 (All Day Event)
Winter Break
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December 27, 2016
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office remains open.
 
Dec 27, 2016 (All Day Event)
Winter Break
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December 28, 2016
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office remains open.
 
Dec 28, 2016 (All Day Event)
Winter Break
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December 29, 2016
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office remains open.
 
Dec 29, 2016 (All Day Event)
Winter Break
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December 30, 2016
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office remains open.
 
Dec 30, 2016 (All Day Event)
Winter Break - District Closed
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January 02, 2017
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office closed.
 
Jan 02, 2017 (All Day Event)
Winter Break
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January 03, 2017
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office remains open.
 
Jan 03, 2017 (All Day Event)
Winter Break
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January 04, 2017
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 5, 2017. District Office remains open.
 
Jan 04, 2017 (All Day Event)
Classes Resume
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January 05, 2017
All Day Event
All District 130 schools in session following Winter Break.
 
Jan 05, 2017 (All Day Event)
End of Second Quarter
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January 09, 2017
All Day Event
Second quarter ends for 2016-17 school year.
 
Jan 09, 2017 (All Day Event)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - District Closed
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January 16, 2017
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
 
Jan 16, 2017 (All Day Event)
Report Card Distribution
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January 20, 2017
All Day Event
Second-quarter report cards distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Jan 20, 2017 (All Day Event)
Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School
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January 23, 2017
All Day Event
Students not in attendance. District office remains open.
 
Jan 23, 2017 (All Day Event)
Progress Report Distribution
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February 10, 2017
All Day Event
Third-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Feb 10, 2017 (All Day Event)
Presidents Day - District Closed
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February 20, 2017
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Presidents Day.
 
Feb 20, 2017 (All Day Event)
School Improvement Day/Election Day - No School
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February 28, 2017
All Day Event
No school for District 130 students. District office remains open.
 
Feb 28, 2017 (All Day Event)
 
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