Our School

The right start lasts a lifetime.

Preschool, kindergarten and parent/toddler programs that focus on emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and manage feelings.

A challenging and engaging academic curriculum individualized for the needs of each child.

A unique team approach – both gentle and effective – applying a wealth of expert resources toward each child's success.

A historically preserved facility offering large spaces, natural light and other amenities.


For Parents

Dedicated to helping parents understand their child's behavior to be a form of communication.

Offerings for parents and families include:

Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center, where parents and children can play with their children to encourage mastery of age-appropriate skills.

Hadden Clinic, offering evaluation, treatment and parent guidance for children and adolescents.

Research, articles, a blog and other useful resources.


For Professionals

Offering 3 types of service to professionals.

1. Continuing education and consultation for early childhood educators, care providers, child life workers, clinicians and others who attend to the needs of children.

2. Accepting referrals from physicians, psychologists, child advocates and others who see children with issues that may affect their overall wellbeing.

3. Analytic training for practitioners interested in child analysis.


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Helping your children in the wake of the latest school shooting

It’s amazing how routine it’s become to hear news of violence that affects children. Does news of yet another school shooting still affect you quite the same way it did when we heard about Sandy Hook? If so, our first reaction on hearing the latest is to hug our children tightly. If not, if you’ve […]

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    Hanna Perkins School open house: Wed., Nov. 12

    Hanna Perkins School will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 for parents of prospective preschoolers and kindergarteners. The open house is for prospective students in the 2015-16 school year, but there are also limited openings in the second half of the current year. The open house will provide an opportunity to […]

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      How violence affects young children

      An article published Oct. 21, 2014 in The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com cited Hanna Perkins Education Director Barbara Streeter in explaining why children who are victims of violence have such varied reactions. The article noted: “A child’s reaction to violence is difficult to predict and depends on a number of variables, Streeter said. But it’s where the […]

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        Halloween: Please don’t scare the little ones

        Dear Grandmothers:  A few years ago, my 3-year-old Phoebe helped me hand out treats on Halloween and we were having a lot of fun until a child dressed as a witch came to the door. Phoebe was terrified—she ran and hid under a table and wouldn’t even go near the door the rest of the […]

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          What We Do

          Our Mission and Values: We envision a world in which every child is listened to, understood and helped. Through application of our mission and values, we are helping to create that world.
          Read our Mission and Values.
          The HP Way: People who know Hanna Perkins describe an approach to helping children and families that is gentle and effective. Part of our culture since 1951, it is often referred to as The HP Way.
          Learn about The HP Way.