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Bellwood School District 88 has a fully funded Preschool for All Program. If your child is between three and five years old, you can register your child for Pre-K. As soon as a child turns three, he or she can start school. You do not have to wait until the following school year to start school.

Our Early Childhood Program strives to provide our students with the necessary skills for lifelong learning. Research has proven when a child has preschool experience, he or she will have lasting school success and will enter kindergarten with better developed social, emotional, and academic skills than those students not attending a Pre-K program.

The Pre-K classes meet Monday through Friday. Parents have the option of selecting either the morning or afternoon session. The morning session is from 8:05 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. The afternoon session is from 12:15 p.m. until 2:55 p.m. The maximum number of children per class is 20.

For more information about our Pre-K program or to register, please give us a call at (708) 544.2815 or stop by our school office located at 3519 Wilcox in Bellwood, IL.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Early Childhood Parents and Guardians,

Greetings to all! Bellwood Early Childhood Center (ECC) is once again on the move; we have hit the ground running this year and are off to a promising start of the 2018–2019 school year! We are getting better acquainted with your students and in doing so, are positioning ourselves to better serve the students of Bellwood ECC. 

Similarly, your little ones are adjusting well to their new teachers, friends, learning environments, and classroom/school routines. As I visit classrooms each week, I see ECC students bustling with energy and excitement as they explore the learning environment and planned activities, sharing their knowledge and experiences, developing new skills--including gross and fine motor, engaging in peer conversations, and enjoying the overall learning experience. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual ECC Open House! Please remember to check our district calendar and Seesaw app for updates and weekly reminders. During the 2018–2019 school year, our ECC staff is endeavoring to utilize the Seesaw parent communication tool to communicate more with parents as it relates to learning content, student growth and development, as well as general announcements. If you have not yet downloaded the Seesaw app, please contact your child’s classroom teacher for directions to do so.

Thank you for your continued support of the Bellwood ECC Program! Excellence in early literacy, as well as holistic social-emotional development, continue to be our focus for the 2018–2019 school year. Please feel free to contact the main office at ECC in the event that we can be of service.

Important Dates

Please note that Wednesday, October 17, 2018, is our district wide ½ day School Improvement Day; therefore, there will be no p.m. classes for ECC. Please see the ECC calendar for a full disclosure of October activities and event. 


Parents and guardians, just as a reminder, please ensure that you have provided your child’s classroom teacher with a change of clothing including a shirt, pants, underpants, and socks. Similarly, students need to wear gym shoes to school daily because they will be engaging in daily gross motor activities. Lastly, please remember to dress students in clothing appropriate for the weather, as students will go outdoors for gross motor activities--weather permitting.

I hope that the month of October is a fulfilling and rewarding one for each of you.


TeQuila Stamps

Mrs. TeQuila Stamps
Principal, Bellwood Early Childhood Center