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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,

On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to welcome our returning and new preschool students back to another exciting year of learning at Bellwood Early Childhood Center (ECC)! Much planning and hard work has gone into preparing for a successful school year.

Let me begin by introducing myself! My name is Mrs. Stamps, and I will be your building principal! I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year, and I look forward to meeting new faces and revisiting with familiar ones! For those of you who I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, I have over twelve years of teaching experience within School District 88. I am entering my second year as lead administrator at Bellwood Early Childhood Center. I am very excited to work in concert with parents, guardians, staff, and myself to make this a phenomenal and rewarding 2018-2019 school year!

Our ECC teachers and support staff have spent countless hours preparing materials, creating child-centered classrooms, and reviewing data. Our classrooms are beginning to look amazing! Similarly, our building secretary and office staff have worked diligently to register new students and put together important informational letters for you. As you settle in, you will be receiving newsletters from the school office and classroom teachers.

Please be sure to check your child’s backpack and the School District 88 website for notices and updates. We are very much looking forward to helping your child learn and grow this academic school year. We are also looking forward to facilitating a variety of play-based classroom and extracurricular learning activities.

While I am excited to offer a monthly newsletter, it is the face-to-face interactions I value most. I look forward to greeting each of you personally as you enter our Early Childhood Center buildings. Please know that we have an open door policy. We welcome any opportunity to meet with you. We are looking forward to our collaboration in providing a safe and nurturing environment as well as a challenging and diverse curriculum.

The first day of school for ECC begins on Monday, August 27, 2018. This will be a fantastic year!


TeQuila Stamps

Mrs. TeQuila Stamps
Principal, Bellwood Early Childhood Center