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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Shaker Heights City School District implements Hanna Perkins’ bullying-prevention program for preschool classes

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Karen Baer, CEO kbaer@hannaperkins.org 216-991-4472 June 9, 2016 SHAKER HEIGHTS –The Shaker Heights City School District will provide all of its preschool students in the 2016-17 school year with a new social-emotional curriculum designed to prevent bullying by helping young children learn to express their anger appropriately. […]

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    A formula for a perfect kids’ summer

    Warm, sunny days! Aren’t they great after having been cooped up all winter? Everyone is so ready for fresh air and freedom. And freedom is what we grandmothers wish for your young children during spring and summer. Yes, we know we must be concerned for their safety and we understand that the work week continues […]

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      7 things you can do right now if you’re suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety

      If you suspect you may have more than the baby blues – any feelings of anxiety or depression that you aren’t sure you can easily handle yourself – the first step is asking for help. Don’t hesitate. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), as the general category of afflictions is now called, is a real medical condition. It’s […]

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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.