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Kindergarten Teacher

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19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Hts., OH 44122

Position title: Teacher

Date of Posting: April 16, 2021 Applications accepted until the position is filled

Supervised by: Education Director

Status: Full-time, salaried/exempt position


Summary:

Under the general direction of the Education Director, has responsibility for planning and implementing the educational and therapeutic goals of the school program.  Works cooperatively with co-teachers to set up a developmentally appropriate curriculum with an appropriate daily and monthly schedule.  Works cooperatively ...

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6 strategies for talking about the violence in Washington, D.C.

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We were all shocked and scared yesterday, as we watched television coverage of a mob taking over the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

What does it mean for our children, to see such frightening scenes of violence at a time of such division and anger?

This post is not about politics; it’s about the things children hear and say. How do we, as parents and teachers, help them sort it out? How do we help those who are frightened and don’t feel safe ...

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How the pandemic impacts school children of various developmental stages

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  • Understanding how the pandemic impacts school children of various developmental stages

School is an important arena within which a child encounters, and in optimal situations, masters, important developmental challenges. A familiarity with the dynamic aspects of these challenges can help parents and children navigate at this time when traditional school routines are so upended. Each stage of development is associated with particular dynamic challenges for the child and the parent:

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A homemade children’s book about the pandemic

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Even the youngest children have questions about the way life has changed during the pandemic.

Rique Sollisch – a longtime teacher, consultant and friend at Hanna Perkins – used one of the many available photo services to create this book for her granddaughter, and wanted to share the idea. Here’s what she wrote on her Facebook page:

I am posting the following to explain the video that appears below. I made it for our young granddaughter for whom these quarantined ...

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Talking with children about Coronavirus

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On March 11, the World Health Organization classified the Coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic. It’s likely to remain prominent in the news for weeks or months to come, and many adults are seeking advice for talking with children about Coronavirus.
Even young children can be surprisingly aware of things going on in the adult world, though their limited understanding can lead to big misperceptions and unspoken fears that can affect their behavior and social-emotional well-being.

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Administrative Assistant – Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development

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19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122

Immediate Opening

Position title: Administrative Assistant

Date of Posting: March 5, 2020. Applications accepted until the position is filled

Supervised by: Director of Finance and Human Resources

Persons supervising: N/A

Status: Part-time, hourly position working hours 2 pm-6 pm Monday thru Friday


Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Human Resources the Administrative Assistant provides front desk coverage to welcome visitors to the building, administrative support to the finance ...

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Education Director – Hanna Perkins School

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19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Hts., OH 44122

Position title: Education Director

Date of Posting: January 30, 2020 Applications accepted until the position is filled

Supervised by: Chief Executive Officer

Persons supervising: School staff including teachers, the Manager of School Healthy Meals and Gardening Program and the HPC Program Coordinator

Status: Full-time, exempt position requiring extended hours including some evening and weekend work


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The Education Director, under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), directs the ...

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