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

* Preschool Screenings to identify children for the 2017-18 Prekindergarten Program are being held February 13 - 17 *

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

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)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
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March 07, 2017-March 07, 2017
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, in Blue Island (location TBD). For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-259-7794.
 
Mar 07, 2017 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
End of Third Quarter
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March 15, 2017
All Day Event
Third quarter ends for 2016-17 school year.
 
Mar 15, 2017 (All Day Event)
Report Card Distribution
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March 23, 2017
All Day Event
Third-quarter report cards distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Mar 23, 2017 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 27, 2017
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 5, 2017.
 
Mar 27, 2017 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 28, 2017
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 5, 2017.
 
Mar 28, 2017 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 29, 2017
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 5, 2017.
 
Mar 29, 2017 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 30, 2017
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 5, 2017.
 
Mar 30, 2017 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 31, 2017
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 5, 2017.
 
Mar 31, 2017 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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April 03, 2017
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 5, 2017.
 
Apr 03, 2017 (All Day Event)
School Improvement Day/Election Day - No School
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April 04, 2017
All Day Event
No school for District 130 students. District office remains open.
 
Apr 04, 2017 (All Day Event)
Classes Resume
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April 05, 2017
All Day Event
All District 130 schools in session following Spring Break.
 
Apr 05, 2017 (All Day Event)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
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April 11, 2017-April 11, 2017
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, at the Alsip Park District's Apollo Recreation Center, 12521 S. Kostner in Alsip. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-259-7794.
 
Apr 11, 2017 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
 
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