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Lincoln Primary School

Lincoln Primary

Greetings early childhood parents, guardians, and community!

Bellwood School District 88 offers a phenomenal and Gold Circle of Quality-Rated free Preschool for All Program that is available to preschoolers throughout the Proviso Township Community. We currently have openings in our preschool classrooms and offer both AM and PM Sessions at both the Lincoln Primary and Grant Primary location. Each classroom is supported by a classroom paraprofessional, and the program is offered free of charge to parents.

Further, our program is predicated on the Jean Piaget premise that preschool aged students learn best through play. Therefore, intentional play is entrenched throughout our daily activities.

To enroll, parents should: 

  1. Stop by Lincoln Primary to pick up and complete a Preschool Enrollment Packet. At this time, new students will also receive a Screening Appointment. 
  2. Finally, parents should visit the Registration page (on the BSD 88 home page) to begin the registration process. Please engage our helpful registration tutorial (at right), which is offered in both English and Spanish to assist in this capacity.

Mrs. Launa Mobley (building secretary) and Mrs. Carmen Monarrez (Pre-K Parent Liaison) will both be instrumental as you begin the enrollment process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any one of us by phone or email for further support.

Very warmly,

Principal Stamps: (708) 410-3705

Program Supervisor, Mrs. Harris: (708) 410-3710

Mrs. Mobley: (708) 410-3701

Mrs. Monarrez: (708) 410-3719

A Message from Our Principal

A Message from Our Principal

Good day Bellwood Early Childhood Learning Community! On behalf of myself (Principal TeQuila Stamps), Birth to 3 Program Supervisor, Mrs. Idonia Harris, and the entire Bellwood Early Childhood Center (ECC) Staff, I am excited to welcome back each of our new and returning students and families to Bellwood SD 88’s Early Childhood Program.

Our administrative team and teaching staff have worked relentlessly throughout the summer to create a safe, engaging, and student/family-centered learning environment for the 2021-2022 school year. As we begin the new school year, you will note significant changes in program structure and protocol to ensure the overall safety and the success of our preschoolers, families, and staff.

Bellwood ECC will facilitate a Meet the Teacher Event, Curriculum Night, as well as additional Family Engagement Events throughout the school year to share important information and updates. However, highlighted below is an overview of key pieces of information that will be useful as we begin the 2021-2022 school year.


TeQuila Stamps

Mrs. TeQuila Stamps
Principal, Bellwood Early Childhood Center

Highlight of Important Reopening Information

  • Bellwood Early Childhood Center is now open for enrollment for students aged 3-5 years of age throughout the Proviso Township Area.
  • Parents can enroll both new and returning students by accessing the Bellwood SD 88 website and following the shared registration links.
  • Additionally, screening for new students will be conducted by appointment beginning the week of August 23, 2021
  • Seesaw will continue to be our platform used for parent communication.
  • A limited supply of backpacks containing basic preschool supplies are available upon request, while supplies last, for students enrolled at Bellwood ECC for the 2021–2022. Please contact the Lincoln Primary Main Office for assistance.
  • Door number 2 will be used for entry and exiting of the school building (Lincoln Primary).
  • Please contact our main office staff should you need to speak with a member of our staff regarding registration or enrollment. 
    • Lincoln Primary (708) 410-3700 - Spanish Assistance (708) 410-3719
    • Grant Primary (708) 410-3300
  • Our school hours will remain:
    • A.M. Session (8:05 to 10:45 a.m.)
    • P.M. Session (12:15 to 2:55 p.m.)
  • Within our school buildings, we have taken care to display signage (throughout the buildings) consistent with CDC and Illinois Dept. of Public Health guidelines; we have created classrooms conducive to engaging learning while maintaining up to 6 feet of social distancing; and took the necessary precautions to ensure that our preschoolers have options for play with individualized toys, manipulatives, and instructional materials.
  • We have also added additional hand washing and sanitizing stations and will use alternatives to the drinking fountains.

Please refer to our Bellwood ECC Parent-Student Handbook for a more comprehensive list of COVID-19/Remote Learning specific updates and program modifications. This document will be shared in electronic format on the Bellwood SD 88 website no later than September 30, 2021.