Media coverage of Hanna Perkins

  • Currents magazine covers Harvest Homcoming benefit October 27, 2021
    Currents magazine Oct. 21, 2021 Hanna Perkins is a small school with a big heart. Along with pre-school and kindergarten classroom instruction, its educators and counselors tackle the roots of difficult behavior, bullying, depression and mental health in very small children as well as parents and other adults. It's been doing this for 70 years. ...
  • Cleveland Foundation video features Hanna Perkins August 30, 2021
    Hanna Perkins Center is pleased to be one of three local organizations featured in a short video released by The Cleveland Foundation about organizational fund partnerships.
  • Parenting podcast focuses on effective discipline July 12, 2021
    Nobody wants to be the parent who is constantly yelling. But at the same time, we want to get through to our kids. So what are the most effective ways to discipline? In episode 8 of Mom Squad Pod (July 6, 2021), Maureen Kyle talks with Hanna Perkins Center Clinical Director Kimberly Bell, Ph.D. on ...
  • New parenting podcast features HPC’s Dr. Bell for understanding emotional intelligence June 3, 2021
    The first segment runs a half-hour and focuses on emotional intelligence - the ability to understand and manage one's own feelings. The conversation includes understanding what emotional intelligence is, why it's so important, and how and when it develops. "All of your interactions with your child have a component of emotional intelligence," says Bell, who ...
  • Kids, cocktails and coping with the pandemic April 20, 2021
    WKYC-TV3 April 19, 2021 By Brooke Whitney CLEVELAND — Since the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago, alcohol sales have skyrocketed. Being home more than ever and dealing with the stress of the unknown, led to more night caps and a lot of virtual happy hours. This Mom Minute Monday, 3News’ Maureen Kyle talked to Dr. ...
  • Preparing children as parents return to work April 4, 2021
    WKYC-TV3 March 30, 2021 By Maureen Kyle CLEVELAND — As businesses and companies open back up, parents will be headed back into work. That means kids will be headed back to full-time care situations and getting used to mom and dad not being home all day. In our "Routine Reset" series, 3News' Maureen Kyle talked to ...
  • Tips to Manage Back-to-School Worries September 3, 2020
    WKYC-TV3 Sept. 1, 2020 By Maureen Kyle CLEVELAND — Whether kids are heading back to school in person or online, they know that there's a danger lurking and they need to be concerned about coronavirus. Also, a disruption to routine can trigger anxiety, but that's something all parents can help them with as we start the school year. ...
  • Tips to Manage Back-to-School Anxiety August 3, 2020
    Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine July 31, 2020 By Heather Tunstall The start of the school year usually comes with at least a touch of trepidation, but this year, it’s more important than ever to navigate end-of-summer anxiety This time of year has a familiar cadence to it. By the beginning of August, a bit of excitement mixed with anticipation ...
  • 5 organizations in Ohio focused on helping kids December 16, 2019
    Hanna Perkins Center was recently featured in a video by Ezvid Wiki as one of five organizations in Ohio that improve children’s lives. Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki claims to be the world’s first video wiki, and says it’s now rated among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. Its YouTube channel has over 500,000 ...
  • Currents magazine covers Harvest Homcoming benefit November 23, 2019
    Currents magazine Nov. 21, 2019
  • Six timeless truths for parents September 22, 2019
    Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond Sept. 16, 2019 Lessons for our Grandkids’ Parents Being a parent has become more complex, stressful and competitive. Young parents seem to feel it’s their responsibility to make a child’s life one long string of successes. They seem to think they’re in control of these small lives, and that they’re failures as parents ...
  • How kids’ personalities affect behavior September 12, 2019
    Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine Sept. 1, 2019 Personality traits like talkativeness and adaptability are hardwired. This is according to the study titled “On the Contextual Independence of Personality,” conducted at the University of California at Riverside. Christopher Nave, the study’s author, wrote, “personality resides within people, it is manifest through behavior in diverse ways across the varied ...
  • How would 21 teens better Cleveland with $25,000? United Way gave them a chance to find out. May 16, 2019
    Freshwater Cleveland May 16, 2019 During a recent afternoon ceremony at the Halle Building, the mood was celebratory and inspiring as five local organizations—Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cleveland, Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, Footpath Foundation, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, and the YWCA of Greater Cleveland—received $5,000 grants in support of youth-geared initiatives. Even cooler? The benefactors are ambitious, civic-minded high school juniors ...
  • How do I explain an affair to my kids? May 2, 2019
    Advice from therapists and a family who’s been through it Basic Dad advice column MEL Magazine May 2, 2019 Overall, I like to be pretty honest with my kid, but when it comes to this subject, I wonder if I should say anything at all, much less tell him the whole story. About a year ago I had an ...
  • Hanna Perkins Grandmothers interviewed on WKYC-TV3 April 22, 2019
    Maureen Kyle, reporter for WKYC-TV3, sits down with the Hanna Perkins Grandmothers, authors of Timeless Advice for Parents of Young Children, published by Hanna Perkins. Click the image below to see the report. For more information about the book, visit here.
  • When should I stop letting my kid win? March 20, 2019
    Advice from a professional baseball player, a board game designer and others Basic Dad advice column MEL Magazine March 20, 2019 It was about a month ago that I first introduced my toddler to the game Candy Land. At first she was really excited to play — it’s a cute, colorful game perfect for her age. But instead of doing ...
  • WKYC-TV3 ‘Mom Squad’ gets advice from Hanna Perkins March 7, 2019
    Hanna Perkins Clinical Director Kimberly Bell, Ph.D. was part of a panel discussion on March 6 in a "Mom Squad" segment with WKYC-TV3's Maureen Kyle. The topic was how to deal with a young child who is having an emotional meltdown.
  • Growing Empathy: Understanding troubling preschool behaviors January 19, 2019
    Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine Jan. 15, 2019 A 3-year-old girl hands out crayons one at a time to her tablemates as if they were her own property — keeping the box close by her side and deciding which colors others will use. A 4-year-old boy and his new best friend play with blocks, but he tells another classmate, ...
  • Teachers, parents should place importance on facilitating friendships September 26, 2018
    Cleveland Jewish News Sept. 12, 2018 Having friends is an important aspect of emotional and mental development. Barbara Streeter, education director at Hanna Perkins School in Shaker Heights, and Becca Ucker, Montessori pre-primary director at The Lillian and Betty Ratner School in Pepper Pike, said making friends at a young age helps produce well-rounded individuals. “Developmentally, preschoolers are ready ...
  • Initial preschool experience requires kid gloves August 7, 2018
    Cleveland Jewish News July 30, 2018 Children who transition from a daycare center or home to preschool may encounter difficult emotions as they face a new schedule and responsibility. Stephanie Daetwyler, director of Primrose Schools in Solon, and Barbara Streeter, director of Hanna Perkins School in Shaker Heights, shared insight on what the most difficult part of the ...
  • Specialized preschools help children build a healthy sense of self June 10, 2018
    Cleveland Jewish News May 31, 2018 Programs and activities catered to children allow them to learn and absorb the knowledge in a better way. According to Lori Kowit, director of early childhood education at The Temple-Tifereth Israel’s Ganon Gil Preschool in Beachwood; Karen Heitlinger, chair of the Center for Early Childhood at The Music Settlement in Cleveland; and ...
  • My Mad Feelings bullying prevention program featured on News 19 Cleveland March 7, 2018
    On March 7, Hanna Perkins Center's "My Mad Feelings" bullying prevention curriculum was featured on Cleveland 19 News. The story, by reporter Sia Nyorkor, featured a "Shaker's First Class" preschool class at Onaway Elementary School, where the curriculum is being taught. Shaker Schools is in its second year of a partnership with Hanna Perkins to ...
  • Parents need to be diligent in deciding on child care August 1, 2017
    Cleveland Jewish News July 26, 2017   Choosing a daycare can be a difficult decision for parents and some parents struggle with the initial search. Carol Paull, child care consultant at Hanna Perkins School in Shaker Heights, and Linda Bensoussan at YABI Nursery and Childcare in University Heights, both said parents should start this search by visiting and observing ...
  • An alternative to punishment when a child misbehaves October 3, 2016
    Northeast Ohio parent magazine Oct. 3, 2016 Northeast Ohio Parent featured an article from Hanna Perkins on its website and e-mail newsletters about understanding a young child’s misbehavior as communication of discomfort or other strong feelings.
  • Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development ‘Spotlight On Our Stars’ May 23, 2016
    Currents News May 19, 2016 Susi Yarus Meisel was honored as the recipient of the Hadden Award by the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development (HPC) at its benefit, celebrating its 65th anniversary. Stephanie Harig and Jean Sarlson were co-chairmen of the party attended by 230 guests at the Hanna Perkins Center in Shaker Heights. The silent auction, ...
  • Susan Y. Meisel presented Hadden Award at Hanna Perkins benefit May 2, 2016
    Cleveland Jewish News April 29, 2016 Susan Y. Meisel of Solon received the 2016 Hadden Award from Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development earlier this month before about 250 guests in the gymnasium at Malvern Elementary School in Shaker Heights. The semi-annual award was presented at the nonprofit organization’s “Spotlight On Our Stars” benefit, and recognized Meisel for ...
  • Jewish Schools, Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development form special bond March 10, 2016
    Cleveland Jewish News March 10, 2016 Five Jewish preschools in Greater Cleveland are taking advantage of a program funded by Cuyahoga County that helps to identify children with special needs who act out and have trouble fitting into their classrooms. The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, a nonprofit organization in Shaker Heights, sends specialists into preschools ...
  • Hanna Perkins Center offers exceptional early childhood programs February 18, 2016
    Currents News Feb. 18, 2016 This year, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development celebrates the 65th anniversary of its founding in 1951. Whiles its origin dates to the Day Nursery Association founded in 1874, within 10 years, the Hanna and Perkins families collaborated in the operation of the nursery that was named the Perkins Nursery after its ...
  • How violence affects young children October 22, 2014
    An article published Oct. 21, 2014 in The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com cited Hanna Perkins Education Director Barbara Streeter in explaining why children who are victims of violence have such varied reactions. The article noted: “A child’s reaction to violence is difficult to predict and depends on a number of variables, Streeter said. But it’s where the child’s ...