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

 

 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

Registration 2017-18 (All Grades)
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August 02, 2017-August 02, 2017
Time:12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Registration for the 2017-18 school year will take place Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 3, for students of ALL grade levels (including Pre-Kindergarten/Early Childhood). After completing online registration, parents/guardians MUST attend one of the registration dates in order to complete the enrollment process.
 
Aug 02, 2017 (12:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Registration 2017-18 (All Grades)
Event's details
August 03, 2017-August 03, 2017
Time:12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Registration for the 2017-18 school year will take place Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 3, for students of ALL grade levels (including Pre-Kindergarten/Early Childhood). After completing online registration, parents/guardians MUST attend one of the registration dates in order to complete the enrollment process.
 
Aug 03, 2017 (12:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Preschool Screenings
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August 07, 2017-August 08, 2017
Time:08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Preschool screenings are to identify children eligible for the 2017-18 Prekindergarten Program. Students must meet eligibility criteria. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2018. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. For further information or to make an appointment, please call Horace Mann School (708) 489-7440
 
Aug 07, 2017 (08:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
Preschool Screenings
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 08, 2017
Time:08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Preschool screenings are to identify children eligible for the 2017-18 Prekindergarten Program. Students must meet eligibility criteria. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2018. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. For further information or to make an appointment, please call Horace Mann School (708) 489-7440
 
Aug 07, 2017 (08:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
Teacher Institute Day
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August 14, 2017
All Day Event
Teacher Institute Day
 
Aug 14, 2017 (All Day Event)
Teacher Institute Day
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August 15, 2017
All Day Event
Teacher Institute Day
 
Aug 15, 2017 (All Day Event)
First Day of School
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August 16, 2017
All Day Event
First day of school for all District 130 students. Please see school pages or the student handbook for schedule information.
 
Aug 16, 2017 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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August 17, 2017-August 17, 2017
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 17, 2017 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Labor Day - District Closed
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September 04, 2017
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Labor Day.
 
Sep 04, 2017 (All Day Event)
Progress Report Distribution
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September 15, 2017
All Day Event
First-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Sep 15, 2017 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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September 21, 2017-September 21, 2017
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.
 
Sep 21, 2017 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Early Release - All Schools
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October 03, 2017
All Day Event
Early Release Day for all District 130 students.
 
Oct 03, 2017 (All Day Event)
Columbus Day - District Closed
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October 09, 2017
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Columbus Day.
 
Oct 09, 2017 (All Day Event)
End of First Quarter
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October 17, 2017
All Day Event
First quarter ends for 2017-18 school year.
 
Oct 17, 2017 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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October 19, 2017-October 19, 2017
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.
 
Oct 19, 2017 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Parent-Teacher Conferences/SIP Day - No School
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October 26, 2017
All Day Event
All District 130 schools closed for parent-teacher conferences/School Improvement Day.
 
Oct 26, 2017 (All Day Event)
Report Card Distribution
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October 26, 2017
All Day Event
First-quarter report cards distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Oct 26, 2017 (All Day Event)
Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
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October 27, 2017
All Day Event
All District 130 schools closed for parent-teacher conferences.
 
Oct 27, 2017 (All Day Event)
Report Card Distribution
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October 27, 2017
All Day Event
First-quarter report cards distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Oct 27, 2017 (All Day Event)
 
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