Our vision, our mission and our values

Our Vision:

A world where every child is listened to, understood and helped.

Our Mission:  

Early childhood experiences shape a person’s entire life. To foster the emotional well-being of children and their families and to help them master life’s challenges, the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development promotes positive early learning experiences through educational and therapeutic services for children and parents; training and support for professionals and community-wide collaborations.

Our Values:  

Respect: We respect the uniqueness of each child and the importance of the parent- child relationship.

Commitment: We are dedicated to an individualized approach for each child.

Psychoanalytic Understanding: We believe that all behavior has meaning and is motivated by unconscious and conscious factors. To fully understand a child we must learn about the child’s inner thoughts and feelings, as well as the outer context in which the child lives.

Investment: We invest in every individual with the belief in their capacity to master life’s challenges.

Empowerment: We work together to facilitate each child’s growing independence. We provide the opportunity for children to become confident and capable at identifying and managing their feelings and actions.

Collaboration: We partner with families and professionals to continually problem- solve, learn and identify ways to support children’s emotional growth.