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10 reasons why Hanna Perkins School is the right choice after the pandemic

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We encourage all families to consider Hanna Perkins School when thinking of placement for their children ready to enter a toddler group, preschool, or kindergarten classroom.

Hanna Perkins School emphasizes an emotionally supportive environment with a small teacher-to-pupil ratio that serves as a beneficial experience for students and parents alike.

Transitioning from remote learning at home or a hybrid classroom into a full-day classroom has the potential to be overwhelming for children. Hanna Perkins School provides an opportunity for parents and children to master the transition back into school at an individualized pace, meeting your child’s and family’s needs. It is a worthwhile school experience that is unlike any other school in the area.

Enrollment for fall 2021 is still open with some availability in all classrooms. For more information, please contact:

Noelle Marotta, Director of Education
(216) 991-4472 ext. 107
nmarotta@hannaperkins.org

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At Hanna Perkins School, we focus on social emotional development to help children develop empathy, self-esteem, self-management and the other vital “soft” skills they need to enjoy success in school. That’s especially important now, after missing a year of the socialization experiences they would ordinarily have before starting school.

Here are 10 reasons the Hanna Perkins culture supports your child’s safety and development:

  1. Personal space: We empower children to be in charge of themselves and their bodies, which means there is far less physical contact among students and teachers than at most schools.
  2. 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio: Some of the smallest class sizes available in any school – public or private, and far smaller than required by state regulations.
  3. Spacious classrooms: Encouraging play-based learning while allowing children adequate space for themselves.
  4. Self-contained classrooms: Students and teachers stay together in one room without switching for “specials” or meals.
  5. Dedicated lavatories: Each classroom has its own student bathroom.
  6. Separate playground: Separate fenced-in areas for preschool and kindergarten minimize the number of children handling toys or using equipment.
  7. Dedicated food service manager: Just one person handles food, delivering snacks and meals to each classroom.
  8. Cleaning staff: The same small team cleans every day, allowing consistency in cleaning and disinfecting.
  9. Arrival/dismissal: Transportation is provided by each family, reducing possible infection from common waiting areas, buses and carpools.
  10. Pandemic policies: Written policies and procedures for managing contagious diseases and pandemics continue to be updated to reflect emerging knowledge and best practices.

Social-emotional focus

With a focus on healthy social-emotional development, here’s how enrollment at Hanna Perkins can help your family with the transition back to school.

  • Work with children and parents in advance, to prepare for starting school again.
  • Provide parents and children with individual and group opportunities to process the pandemic experience we all share but react to in individual ways.
  • Recognize signs of upset that may be shown through children’s behaviors
  • Supporting children by meeting them where they are, providing individualized instruction, and helping them catch up with whatever they may have missed during the pandemic.
  • Listening to and responding to children’s feelings and questions.
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