Annual Fund Campaign

For many of our families, paying for school or treatment at Hanna Perkins can be a challenge. Your gift allows us to offer families our services at a rate they can manage.

Currently 40% of Hanna Perkins families receive financial support because of your generosity, but every child and family benefits from the Annual Fund.
Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development fosters the emotional well-being of children and their families and helps them master life’s challenges. We promote positive early learning experiences through educational and therapeutic services for children and parents; training and support for professionals; and community-wide collaborations.
Gifts to the Annual Fund provide Hanna Perkins with important unrestricted operating support. Please consider making yours today.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a matching gift program?  If so, you can double or even triple the impact of your gift.  Please check on the potential of matching your gift to Hanna Perkins Center.

 

 

 

 

 

A collection of holiday wisdom: All the Grandmothers’ seasonal writings in one location

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but all the excitement and traditions of the season can create stress in young children that grownups, in their own enthusiasm, can easily overlook.

Here is a collection of previously published articles by the Hanna Perkins Grandmothers that may help you see the holidays as they really look through a child’s eyes – so you can create the best kind of memories for the young people in your life.

  • Keeping holidays focused on the children It’s happening again. We’ve all seen it before: A mother rushing along the sidewalk or through the mall, pushing a stroller and holding the hand of a 3-year-old who is pasted along her thigh, half-walking half-trotting in an effort to keep up. The ... Read more
  • The Santa Question This is a controversial subject, so we’re going to work up to our main point gradually. The Tooth Fairy No parent that we’re aware of takes great pains to protect the true identity of the Tooth Fairy. Maybe that’s because by the time a ... Read more
  • Handling holiday disappointments Grumpy Ballerina“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” sings Andy Williams over the PA system in Walmart – and as we pile gifts in our shopping cart we halfway believe it. The kid riding in the cart, eyeing the decorated artificial trees and ... Read more
  • The spirit of giving: How children’s gifts are recieved It was Christmas morning. As the family sat around the little tree, under which was a modest pile of wrapped gifts, Nina could not contain herself. She ran to the tree, pulled her gifts away from the others and distributed them; one for ... Read more
  • How little ones learn to love giving We Grandmothers are certainly aware that today’s families live in times of “Hurry Up” – that mothers and fathers both work and have to deal with malls filled with gifts of every shape and color. We recognize time is a precious commodity, so ... Read more
  • Excitement vs. Fun In most circles excitement is a positive word – often considered synonymous with fun. A movie, a television program, even an activity for young children, is praised for being exciting. Using the common definition, the opposite of exciting is boring, and boring is ... Read more
  • A holiday wish: Simple delight in your children What quality would we Grandmothers most ardently wish for you parents of young children in this final, bustling season of the year? Well OK, you didn’t ask, but we’re going to tell you anyway. Not patience, not insight, not mediation skills, not tolerance for ... Read more

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Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1269765 and Amazon donates to Hanna Perkins School.

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Afternoon Enrichment Program

basketball_shutterstock_215623555In Hanna Perkins’ Afternoon Enrichment program, your child (age 3-7) will get new experiences, learn new skills and make new friends in a comfortable, calm environment centered on each child’s social-emotional development.

The 10-week program meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning September 20 and ending December 1 (there are no session Thanksgiving week).

Activities include music, art, creative storytelling, book-making and gym.

Cost is $15 per session for drop-ins or $200 for the whole program.

Classes are led by Rique Sollisch, an early education teacher specifically trained in The HP Way, Hanna Perkins’ approach to helping children understand, communicate and manage their feelings. This fundamental skill set, often known as emotional intelligence, helps children advocate for themselves, develop strong relationships and enjoy learning ­ key factors for success in school and life.

Details

  • Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Sept. 20, 2016
  • Ending Dec. 1, 2016
  • Cost: $15 per session / $200 for the entire program

Parents are asked to remain on-site; a comfortable waiting room with free wi-fi is available.

For more information or offline registration, contact Pam Millar at Hanna Perkins Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center by e-mail or call 216-991-4472.

Online registration

 

Help us meet this challenge grant

challenge grant thumbnail artAn anonymous Hanna Perkins donor has issued this challenge: Every dollar you give to Hanna Perkins before our fiscal year ends on June 30 will be matched up to $5,000.

Please help us meet this challenge.

Your tax-deductible donation supports Hanna Perkins’ work toward healthy emotional development in children across Northeast Ohio. If you haven’t given yet, now is the time; your contribution will be doubled by this challenge.

For information about Hanna Perkins and how we apply our donations, visit here.

The fiscal year ends in just three months, so please consider making your tax-deductible challenge gift by June 30 and your gift will be doubled!

To donate right away, click the button below, or send a check by mail.


Give the gift of mindful togetherness

There is no greater gift than mindful time between a parent and child.

Now, in this season of giving, you can give that to a loved one with a gift of Hanna Perkins programming.

  • Convenient: You can order right from your computer
  • Affordable: Our family-friendly pricing means you can give a loving gift for less than $70.
  • Simple: After placing your order, you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation that includes a gift certificate for you to print for presentation to the recipient.
  • Appreciated: Anyone who cherishes time with their young child or children will be glad to receive this gift.

The gift of mindful play

In the developmentally mindful environment of the Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center, parents and caregivers can play with their children to encourage mastery of age-appropriate skills.

During drop-in play, adults participate with their children in dramatic play, puzzles, a collection of toys and books, as well as  hands-on activities including science, gardening, snacks and arts-and-craft projects.

Price: $60

Click this link for more details and drop-in schedule
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The gift of insight

Helping Young Children Grow is a seminal book on child development, written by Erna Furman – a renowned child psychoanalyst who had a close, longtime affiliation with Hanna Perkins  until her death in 2003.

It is a clear and practical guide to understanding children, child development and personality development – written in clear language suitable for laymen and professionals alike.

Previously out of print, this book is once again available at Amazon.com for the Kindle e-Reader for just $9.99.

To order directly through Amazon.com, click here.