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Early Childhood


Our kindergarteners are prepared with all the necessary skills they will need as they enter 1st grade in the following year.

About Our Curriculum

Go to our About Us for general curriculum information and ind specific curriculum by grade below.

See also the Joliet Diocesan curriculum standards

SuperkidsHoly Family Catholic School is proud to be a Superkids school! To learn more about the research-based Superkids reading program, please visit Superkids.org.

Ms. Mandy Heldmann

Preschool | Aides: Mrs. Angie Kruis and Ms. Arielle Joaquin


Curriculum (pdf)

Ms. Mandy Heldmann Ms. Heldmann has been teaching the youngest learners in the diocese of Joliet for over 20 years. She enjoys teaching the early childhood students because they are so enthusiastic and possess an innate ability to soak up all the knowledge they can! She believes that preschool is a vital component of a child's educational journey since it is where the foundation of learning is laid. It is her hope to instill into her students a lifelong love of learning. Ms. Heldmann has her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Texas Christian University as well as her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. She is Illinois certified in grades K-9 with special endorsements in Language Arts and Social Science.

Mrs. Angie KruisMrs. Angie Kruis

Ms. Michelle Dembski



Curriculum (pdf)

Ms. Michelle Dembski Miss Dembski is excited to be part of the Holy Family staff and brings with her an undeniable passion for lifelong learning and education! Miss Dembski received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, with middle grade endorsements in Social Science, General Science, and Language Arts, from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.