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.


My Mad Feelings bullying prevention program featured on News 19 Cleveland

On March 7, Hanna Perkins Center’s “My Mad Feelings” bullying prevention curriculum was featured on Cleveland 19 News. The story, by reporter Sia Nyorkor, featured a “Shaker’s First Class” preschool class at Onaway Elementary School, where the curriculum is being taught. Shaker Schools is in its second year of a partnership with Hanna Perkins to […]

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    Second Monday Parent Chat

    Next parent chat: Monday, Apr. 9, 2018 Developing a Helpful Conscience 10 – 11:30 am Monday, Apr. 9, 2018 With Judith Pitlick, MA, LPCC The conscience is comprised of rules, prohibitions and experiences of early childhood tht often occur in the first five years of life. Because the conscience can be harsh and disapproving, adults must help […]

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      Collaborating with a student to change a behavior

      Michael (not his real name) is a 5-year old boy who has autism. He loves playing outside. During school recess each day he smiles as he digs for worms in the dirt, shovels and sifts in the sandbox, and gleefully rides on the swings. Our school playground has areas that are both open to the […]

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        Bedtime Struggles

        Children who resist bedtime are noted for their determinedly open eyes and, usually, loud protests at being put to bed, often at the hour when the caregiver is most desperate to have the child fall asleep. Unfortunately, such wakefulness is not something that occurs once and then is outgrown forever but is a stage that […]

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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.