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

Kristen A.

Kindergarten Prep

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

Teaching since: 2005

Shirin B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: they are so innocent.

Teaching since: 2004

Lillian C.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I love to see the children learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2005

Amy S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love experiencing the uniqueness of each child. Getting to know the children and watching the family grow is a real privilege.

Teaching since: 2005

Irina S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I have been teaching them for more than 30 years, my mom and grandma were teachers, too

Teaching since: 2007

Amy C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them learn and grow. My passion is teaching children.

Teaching since: 2000

Giselle P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love them!

Teaching since: 2000

Alison D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching children because I like to see when children grow and experience learning.

Teaching since: 2016

Naheed A.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching and seeing young children grow.

Teaching since: 2012

Jordan G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing that AHA moment when they understand something for the first time.

Teaching since: 2012

Kristina P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy learning from the children as much as they learn from me.

Teaching since: 1994

Marge P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: : The progress of the children I teach , their enthusiasm when they learn something new, the happy faces when I praise and encourage them while they accomplish the impossible makes me feel a sense of accomplishment in this world!

Teaching since: 2007

Helen G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: children grow and learn new things every day from smiling and cooing when you interact with them, to taking their first bites of food at the table or their first wobbly steps!

Teaching since: 2007

April M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to see the children grow, explore, create and express their unique individuality!

Teaching since: 2007

Antra S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is my passion to teach, interact with and observe each child's individual development and growth.

Teaching since: 2007

Jessica E.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy being a part of a child's growth and development.

Teaching since: 2013

Heather H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: of that look on a child's face when they suddenly understand something they didn't know before. I love the pride and happiness.

Teaching since: 2009

Hannah K.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: the children make me happy!

Teaching since: 2014

Erica S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them learn and grow and experience new things.

Teaching since: 2015

Vanessa A.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see their growth and development and seeing that spark when they get something for the first time.

Teaching since: 2015

Jason I.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and develop throughout the years.

Teaching since: 2017

Anum S.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: It's so much fun to see them learn and experience new things everyday.

Teaching since: 2017

Rachel K.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I am able to learn and grow through my interactions with the children

Teaching since: 2017

Lauren S.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: It is a challenging and rewarding job to be a part of their development, and it is exciting to see positive change in a child's behavior.

Teaching since: 2017

Jessica B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: They are such individuals, and it is so amazing to see the different ways they learn and use their imagination. To feel that I have been able to provide guidance or knowledge to a child is incredibly rewarding.

Teaching since: 2017

Sarah S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: You are able to see the children grow and the children are excited to learn and explore

Teaching since: 2017

Diana C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I see so many smiles.

Teaching since: 2017

Jennifer P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping others learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2017

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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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Language Works

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

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Science Works

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.

“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

“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

“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 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

“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.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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