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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.

The Association ...

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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


Summary:

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

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Apprentice Therapist

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Immediate Opening

Position title: Apprentice Therapist

Date of Posting: May 31, 2019. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Supervised by: Clinical Director

Persons supervising: N/A

Status: Salaried / Exempt


Summary:

Reporting to the Clinical Director, apprentice therapists are responsible for maintaining an active clinical caseload in the Hadden Clinic, participating as instructors in outreach programs, and assuming intake responsibilities as needed.


Key Result Areas:

Key Result Area 1:

  • Maintain active clinical caseload in the Hadden Clinic
  • Maintain an increasing case ...
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The Colorado STEM school shooting: What your children need right now

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Another school shooting has occurred, and for at least a little while, it be all over the news and social media.

Except for the very youngest children, you won’t likely succeed in sheltering them from it. They will seek to understand what they see and hear, trying to put it into the context of what they know about the normal and expected.

The amount of information children need from parents in such situations differs depending on the child and, of course, his or ...

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Administrative Assistant

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Immediate Opening

Position title: Administrative Assistant

Date of Posting: April 16, 2019. 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 office and development office.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides front ...
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Director of Development

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Immediate Opening

Position title: Director of Development

Date of Posting: April 8, 2019. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Supervised by: Chief Executive Officer

Persons supervising: Development Consultant

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


Summary:

The Director of Development, under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is responsible for coordinating efforts to increase the organization’s funding base. The Director of Development adheres to the strategic plan ...

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Emotional Intelligence

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The foundation for future learning is established between birth and age six. During this time, a child transitions from dependence to independence, and develops an emotional blueprint that informs every aspect of his or her life. Emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and manage feelings – is considered the driving force behind intellectual and social achievement, and the strongest indicator of human success.

Emotional intelligence can be fostered most effectively during the preschool years, regardless of the genetic or temperamental ...

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