Amazon Smile

If you do your holiday shopping at Amazon.com, click here and a portion of your payment will be donated to Hanna Perkins Center.
Same price for you and a little help for the families we serve.

Amazon Smile is the charitable portal you can use to access the online retailer. When you do, a non-profit organization of your choice will receive a donation based on a percentage of what you spend. You get the same shopping experience, the same prices and all the usual features of Amazon – and a bit of what you spend comes back to Hanna Perkins, where the money is used to provide scholarships and underwrite the services we provide to Northeast Ohio children and families.

2nd Monday Parent Chat


Next chat: Monday, Dec. 11, 2018

Helping Children Feel Safe In the World & At Home


2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 10-11:30 a.m., 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.
Dates:

  • August 14, 2017 – Preparing children for a fast start to the school year
  • September 11, 2017 – Your child and the internet; keeping access safe and healthy
  • October 9, 2017 – What parents can do to prevent bullying
  • November 13, 2017 – How children develop self-esteem
  • December 11, 2017 – Helping children feel safe in the world and at home
  • January 8, 2018 – Being kind to yourself and others
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
Next up:

Helping children feel safe in the world and at home

10-11:30 am
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
With Judith L. Pitlick, MA, LPCC

During the holiday season, the exciting changes in routines at home can have a surprising effect on young children; it can make them feel uncertain or even unsafe.

Meanwhile, out in the world, they encounter potentially unsafe situations every day – and we want to prepare them for these without frightening them.

It’s a lot to ask of parents and children alike.

This discussion will offer insights and an opportunity to share ideas about:

  • The meaning and importance of emotional safety
  • How change feels to young children and how they deal with it
  • The impact of fear and anxiety as children become more aware of risks in the outside world
  • What parents can do to help

 

Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

  • Transitions
  • Making good choices
  • Developing kindness and empathy
  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

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Save the Date for HPC Benefit

Save the date for Nurture, Grow, THRIVE …  a benefit to support Hanna Perkins. Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Hanna Perkins is honored to present its third biennial Hadden Award to The Grandmothers. The Grandmothers are Early Childhood Consultants and an energetic, experienced group of professionals. Together, they have written over 40 articles and a soon-to-be-released book for parents based on their long-standing connection with Hanna Perkins Center. They offer support and wisdom on issues young children and their parents experience.

(l. to r.): Ginny Steininger, Kathy Smith Baker, Coordinator Barbara Streeter, Georgianna (Gann) Roberts and Maria Kaiser.

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.

Giving Levels

  • Founders’ Circle: $5,000 and Above
  • Furman Society: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Katan Society: $1,000 – $2,499
  • Enrichment Society: $500 – $999
  • Children’s Champion Society $250 – $499
  • Honor Roll Society: $1 – $249

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.