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
Concepcion Calderon, 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

Nathan Hale PreK Picture Day
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September 26, 2017
All Day Event
Picture Day for PreK classes at Nathan Hale
 
Sep 26, 2017 (All Day Event)
PreK PTO sponsored "Fun in the Sun"
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September 26, 2017-September 26, 2017
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
PreK students and families are invited to come out & join our "Back to School Bash". The event will be held in the lawn behind the Horace Mann building. Please bring blankets or chairs to sit on.
 
Sep 26, 2017 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Horace Mann PreK Picture Day
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October 02, 2017
All Day Event
Picture Day for PreK classes at Horace Mann School
 
Oct 02, 2017 (All Day Event)
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)
Red Ribbon Week
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October 16, 2017
All Day Event
Red Ribbon Week
 
Oct 16, 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)
Red Ribbon Week
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October 17, 2017
All Day Event
Red Ribbon Week
 
Oct 17, 2017 (All Day Event)
Bilingual Potluck @ Paul Revere Primary
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October 18, 2017-October 18, 2017
Time:06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Bilingual Potluck at Paul Revere Primary
 
Oct 18, 2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Red Ribbon Week
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October 18, 2017
All Day Event
Red Ribbon Week
 
Oct 18, 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)
Red Ribbon Week
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October 19, 2017
All Day Event
Red Ribbon Week
 
Oct 19, 2017 (All Day Event)
Red Ribbon Week
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October 20, 2017
All Day Event
Red Ribbon Week
 
Oct 20, 2017 (All Day Event)
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)
Pre-K/Early Childhood Non-Attendance Day
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October 30, 2017
All Day Event
No attendance for Pre-K/Early Childhood students.
 
Oct 30, 2017 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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November 15, 2017-November 15, 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.
 
Nov 15, 2017 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Progress Report Distribution
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November 20, 2017
All Day Event
Second-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Nov 20, 2017 (All Day Event)
Thanksgiving Break - District Closed
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November 22, 2017
All Day Event
Thanksgiving Break, students not in attendance until Nov. 27, 2017. District Office closed.
 
Nov 22, 2017 (All Day Event)
Thanksgiving Break - District Closed
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November 23, 2017
All Day Event
Thanksgiving Break, students not in attendance until Nov. 27, 2017. District Office closed.
 
Nov 23, 2017 (All Day Event)
Thanksgiving Break - District Closed
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November 24, 2017
All Day Event
Thanksgiving Break, students not in attendance until Nov. 27, 2017. District Office closed.
 
Nov 24, 2017 (All Day Event)
Early Release - All Schools
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December 05, 2017
All Day Event
Early Release Day for all District 130 students.
 
Dec 05, 2017 (All Day Event)
Board of Education Meeting
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December 21, 2017-December 21, 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.
 
Dec 21, 2017 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
End of Second Quarter
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December 22, 2017
All Day Event
Second quarter ends for 2017-18 school year.
 
Dec 22, 2017 (All Day Event)
Winter Break - District Closed
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December 25, 2017
All Day Event
Winter Break, students not in attendance until Jan. 8, 2018. District Office closed.
 
Dec 25, 2017 (All Day Event)
 
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