Welcome to Little Hands Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Sarah Perna

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: (847) 326-9500

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Kindergarten

A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Jaclyn B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping the children learn new things each day!

Teaching since: 2004

Li-Hsueh C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I am able to foster their growth and development.

Teaching since: 2010

Kristen A.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: It is fun, rewarding and each new day is filled with surprises!

Teaching since: 2005

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“We cannot express how grateful we are to have you care for Sam. Thank you for all the smiles and cuddles. We appreciate you!”

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Kinga & Sebastian Grosman

“Thank you so much Jackie! Mateo loves you! You work so hard to make the kids feel safe and loved. It makes me so happy to see Mateo get excited to see you in the morning when I drop him off. You’re the best!”

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Jessica, Dennis, and Mateo

“Thank you for everything you do each and everyday to educate and guide the children in PS2. We have been so impressed with everything Charlotte has learned and we are so thankful she is in your care. You are wonderful teachers and we appreciate you so much!”

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Steve and Kristen Alm

“Jodie and Kathy, thank you ladies for one heck of a job you do with coordinating everything. It's no small feat. Your communications are always helpful. Your delight in the children is always apparent. Your service is much appreciated and always paired with glowing smiles. THANK YOU!”

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Maggie

“Thank you so much Vanessa! Mateo loves you and talks about you all the time. You have created such a warm and welcoming environment for Mateo and he loves coming to school because of you!”

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Jessica, Dennis, and Mateo

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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