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.


Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.
Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center

Reception celebrates appointment of HPC’s Kimberly Bell to CWRU med school post

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Bob Rosenbaum, communications brosenbaum@hannaperkins.org 216-401-9342 Reception celebrates appointment of HPC’s Kimberly Bell to CWRU med school post Mon., Jan. 23, 2017 SHAKER HEIGHTS – Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, will be honored at a reception on Jan. 26 2017, in celebration […]

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    A parenting technique that really works

    At a gathering of parents sponsored by The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development (HPC), Licensed Independent Social Worker and HPC Child Psychoanalyst and Therapist Deborah Paris addressed a range of questions and concerns, including this one:  Q: I keep hearing about “attachment parenting” and other parenting techniques. Is there a particular technique that you […]

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      How young children learn to protect themselves

      Every day brings new reports of adults in some position of responsibility who take advantage of the trust that children place in them. All of us have to worry about our children’s safety, and it’s easy to wonder what we should be doing to safeguard them from predators. Parents of school-age children can talk about […]

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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.