21st Century Parenting: Free online webcast

21st cent parenting 21st Century Parenting: Free online webcast

Hanna Perkins is pleased to announce its participation in 21st Century Parenting: Ask the Experts, a free online interactive broadcast for parents, teachers and care-givers of preschool and elementary school children.

Hosted by GlobalCast MD, child development specialists from Hanna Perkins and The Lippman School will address a wide range of behavioral concerns, such as:

  • Temper tantrums
  • Sleeping issues
  • Eating issues
  • Bossing
  • Whining
  • Being mean
  • Learning difficulties
  • Trouble making friends
  • Technology concerns and cyber-bullying

The webcast is free and open to anyone. It will be held 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 6. All you need to attend is a computer with an internet connection.

You can register by clicking here.

There are tons of books written on parenting and child rearing which by their very nature have to be general. They are about children – not about your child.

But, child rearing is specific. Hanna Perkins has more than 60 years experience helping individual parents with their individual children.

This webcast seeks to extend that experience to as many parents as possible.

 You ask the questions. You choose the topics. 21st Century Parenting will help with real solutions for real-life issues. You may participate actively or just listen to the open discussion. Either way, you can do so at home or any convenient location where you use a computer.

Scheduling conflict? Don’t worry; the event will be recorded for later viewing. So register now. It’s free.

WHEN: 10-11:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6
WHERE: Your home or office
WHO: Parents, Teachers & Care-Givers of preschoolers and elementary aged children
HOW: Register here. You’ll receive detailed log-in information and reminders by e-mail 

21st cent parenting 21st Century Parenting: Free online webcast

Caregiver/Toddler Class

toddler silhouette  arztsamui freedigitalphotos e1408051715226 Caregiver/Toddler ClassThe relationship between a toddler, parents and a regular caregiver presents complex dynamics that can sometimes be tense or difficult to navigate.

Hanna Perkins’ new Caregiver/Toddler Class is a developmentally mindful class for toddlers, who are in a time of transition from total dependence to the firs steps of independence – a phase made more difficult as young children must navigate it with a limited vocabulary and only the most basic skills for conveying their feelings. Like our Parent/Toddler program, this class provides toddlers with an important introduction to a group setting.

But unlike other programs at Hanna Perkins or elsewhere, this class is uniquely designed for caregivers too – providing support and insight from their peers and child development specialists to help make the relationship with the parents and child healthy, productive and rewarding for everyone. 

Caregiver/Toddler Class

  • Thursday and Fridays
  • 9:30 a– 11 a.m.
  • Starting date to be determine; please check back soon

For more information, call 991-4472 or send us an e-mail.

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Parent Chat: Is it too early to think about kindergarten?

Children don’t come with an operating manual, and every parent has questions now and then about raising them. Hanna Perkins’ Parent Chats provide a helpful discussion, led by child development experts in a comfortable, informal atmosphere of mutual interest and support.

Is it too early to think about Kindergarten?

boys book i 72 DPI 300x197 Parent Chat: Is it too early to think about kindergarten?Kindergarten does more than introduce young children to the first level of academic learning. It fills an important developmental role by helping them with the social-emotional skills required to succeed in the classroom.

Everyone wants their child to transition smoothly into kindergarten, but a child who is not yet developmentally ready for this step will struggle. Do you know the signs of readiness? The biggest question for many parents of a child who is attending preschool – or even toddler programs – is “how do I know if it’s too soon to think about kindergarten?”

This series will help parents to answer that question over four 90-minute discussions on the following topics: 

  1. Learning
  2. Relationships
  3. Self Regulation
  4. Tying it all together

The sessions are led by child development professionals Judy Pitlick and  Carol Paull. Cost is $10 per session or $35 for all four.


Choose to attend morning or evening sessions based on your schedule and availability of child care.

Morning Sessions with Judy Pitlick, MA, LPCC
Thursdays, 10–11:30 a.m.

  • Sept. 18, 2014
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • Nov. 13, 2014
  • Dec. 4, 2014

Evening Sessions with Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
  • Oct. 22, 2014
  • Nov. 12, 2014
  • Dec. 3, 2014 

$35 for the entire curriculum or $10 per session.  

 Parent Chat: Is it too early to think about kindergarten?

Or contact Pam Millar by e-mail or phone: 216-991-4472.


Music in the Morning

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Music in the Morning allows children and their parents/caregivers to experience the joy of music in an informal setting through group songs, finger plays, dance and exploration of instruments. Suitable for infants to age 3. Monday mornings from 10-10:45.

Instructor: Ms. Laura Cyrocki

Location: Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center at Hanna Perkins
Room 114
(Please use the Parent/Child Resource Center entrance, up the concrete steps)

Registration is required.

Summer session (4 weeks):
  • July 28
  • Aug. 4
  • Aug. 11
  • Aug. 18
Cost: $55 for the first child and parent/caregiver; $45 each additional child)
Monday mornings, 10-10:45 a.m.
You can start mid-session. We’ll prorate for any classes you may have missed.
Call  216-991-4472.
 Music in the Morning
Registration fees are not refundable unless requested 24 hours before the first class, or if the session is canceled by The Hanna Perkins Center. We are not able to pro-rate class fees for missed sessions. If class is canceled due to weather, you will receive a phone call and a make-up class will be offered.

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